Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley is speaking out after her ex-boyfriend, Thomas Lippolis, was arrested for alleged attempt to extort $25,000 from her.
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Jenni “JWoww” Farley is to speak as a result of her ex-boyfriend was arrested for the third degree extortion.
In an exclusive statement to ET following Thomas Lippolis’ arrest, the 32-year-old Jersey Shore star” thanked the police for their hard work.
“I want to applaud the Toms River Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor for their professionalism, quick response time and unwavering attention to detail, that resulted in an immediate arrest after I was the target of a serious crime,” she said.
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“I feel fortunate to have the support of the law enforcement of this caliber on my side, which has luckily kept me and my children to protect against those who have tried to victimize me.”
“While I am unable to comment further in the light of ongoing research, I offer you, that I yet once this case is closed, but in the meantime ask you to be respectful of the private nature of these legal matters, so that the authorities may properly conduct their business operations,” she added.
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According to an Instagram post by the Toms River Police Department on Wednesday, Farley reported that her ex-boyfriend “had tried to extort $25,000 from her in exchange for not revealing secrets to the media about Farley’ earlier this week.
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Farley claimed that Lippolis, whom she “had almost a year about ten years ago,” the information “via her publicist who had in the first instance, I got a call from Lippolis demanding the money.”
On Wednesday, two detectives investigated the allegations, arrested and charged with Lippolis with the third degree extortion. On the Instagram post, including Lippolis’ mugshot, the police reminded the public that criminal charges are “allegations only” and that “every criminal defendant is presumed innocent until guilt is proven in court.”