Cindy Crawford targeted in extortion scheme

cindycrawford_290.jpgCindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber will probably think twice before hiring another nanny.

The couple has been the victims of an extortion plot involving a picture of their then 7-year-old daughter that was supposedly taken by their former nanny, reports People.

The Gerbers' daughter Kaia was photographed "in revealing clothing, bound to a chair and gagged," according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. The girl claims that the nanny took the photo as part of a "cops and robbers" game.  It was done without Crawford's knowledge.

Then, the photo landed into the hands of the nanny's friend, a male model named Edis Kayalar, who reportedly threatened to sell it or release it to the media unless he received $100,000. He was recently deported to Germany.

Kayalar, 26, has been charged with one count of extortion. The nanny hasn't been charged.

"Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford intend to pursue any and all available legal action against anyone who aids the perpetrator in the distribution or sale of the photograph of their daughter," said Crawford's rep in a statement.

Crawford, 43, and Gerber, 47, have two children: 8-year-old Kaia and 10-year-old Presley.

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