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A 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged with attempting to extort $1,5million (about R11million) from US television star Oprah Winfrey, below.
A criminal complaint filed in the Chicago district court claims that Keifer Bonvillain, of Atlanta, Georgia, targeted "a public figure and owner of a Chicago-based company", who the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times newspapers have identified as being Winfrey.
Bonvillain is accused of illegally recording conversations he had with an alleged Winfrey employee he met in 2004.
The complaint claims Bonvillain e-mailed the "owner" in October saying he had records of the employee making unflattering comments about her.
Bonvillain is also alleged to have told the employee he would publish a book based on the recordings unless he received a substantial amount of money.
After the employee had contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), he agreed to the $1,5million price for the tapes and offered to meet Bonvillain in a Chicago car park.
Bonvillain was arrested the following day but has refused to confirm that he tried to extort money out of Winfrey.
Concerning charges laid against him, Bonvillain said: "It's nothing. It was a mix-up."- Wenn