Ian Strachan. There were also allegations, stemming from eight hours of video and audio recordings of the employee, witness D, that the royal took drugs. Jurors have been told that, before the blackmail attempt, the men tried to sell the tapes to several newspapers. In the tapes witness D makes a number of scandalous claims about the royal and other members of his family, the jury heard. Strachan insisted that money was not the driving force behind his reasons for drawing the member of the Royal Family into his alleged expose of witness D. He claims that he is a heterosexual but that he had flirted with witness D who had taken drugs and had sex separately with himself and a male friend.
A royal targeted in an alleged gay sex blackmail plot was said to have taken drugs, a court has heard. The claim was made by Ian Strachan as he tried to sell the story to a tabloid journalist, it is alleged. The court heard the two men blackmailed the royal using a sound recording containing claims he had performed a gay sex act on an employee - called Witness D. News of the World reporter James Weatherup has told the Old Bailey he decided not to publish the story as the royal - called Witness A - was "not significant enough. Mr Weatherup said the story centred on the behaviour of D when he was initially approached by Mr Strachan about the story. He said: "As the story developed we became more interested in A because Ian had said that A took drugs. There is an allegation of taking drugs.
Two men remained in custody charged with attempted blackmail. The footage is believed to show an individual taking cocaine from an envelope bearing a royal insignia and chopping up the drug with a Harrods chargecard before snorting several lines of the substance. The recordings were understood to have been taken on a mobile phone at a flat in the Belgravia area not far from Buckingham Palace.
Trial attorney Misty Marris with more. Bezos wrote that instead of falling prey to extortion and blackmail, he has decided to publish the details of the emails that they sent me, despite of the personal cost and embarrassment that they threaten to reveal. The post included email alleged from top executives at National Enquirer publisher America Media Inc. Former Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers was forced to head to court after his housekeeper tried to extort millions from him after she recorded them having several sexual encounters.