A woman from Hunan province was just sentenced to six years in prison at a court in Shanghai’s Boashan district after she tried to blackmail her ex-boyfriend with a sexy video of the two that she’d secretly filmed at a hotel last year.
According to the Global Times, Yang Fangfang was charged with extortion when she threatened to tell police that her ex-boyfriend raped her unless he paid her 1.5 million yuan in cash. She also demanded that the man, a self-proclaimed antique expert, give her an antique that she believed was worth 2 million yuan.
Yang met the man, a divorcee, when she started an internship at a Shanghai hospital in 2012. They began a relationship when he promised to find her a job, but when he couldn’t find her one, she returned to Changsha in May 2103.
On November 13 Yang asked the man to meet her at a hotel, where she recorded them having sex with a hidden video camera that she’d set up in advanced. Two days later, she demanded that he give her 1.5 million yuan and an antique that he had told her was worth 2 million yuan. It was actually just a replica worth 3,000 yuan.
The man said he would pay her in December, and contacted the police to hash out a plan. Officers arrested Yang on December 20 at a restaurant in the Boashan district, where she was meant to meet him.
Yang says she blackmailed him because her family was broke. Adding insult to injury, the court also charged the woman 10,000 yuan in fines.