Man Arrested For Alleged Paula Deen Extortion Plot

07/08/2013
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A man that allegedly tried to extort $250,000 from Paula Deen to keep silent about "true and damning" statements he claimed were made by Deen, was arrested by the FBI last week in New York.

TMZ reports that Deen's attorney went to the FBI after Deen received an email and follow up phone call from a man named Thomas Paculis, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Georgia on June 24th

The complaint claims Paculis threatened to go to the media with information he claimed with bring hardship and financial ruin to Deen. According to the FBI, Paculis' email to Deen's attorney read, "I am about to go public with statements refuting your clients statements about using the 'N' word in her business practices at Lady and Son's ...

"The statements are true and damning enough that the case for Jackson will be won on it's merit alone." Read the TMZ report for more details here.

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