Actress Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber are the targets of an extortionist. The blackmailer, who has been identified as 26-year-old Edis Kayalar, is demanding $100,000 in exchange for a photo of the couple’s then 7-year-old daughter, dressed in revealing clothing, gagged and bound to a chair.
When questioned about the purported photograph, Cindy’s daughter Kaia told her that the shot was taken by her former nanny during a “cops and robbers” game. This information wasn’t revealed until Kayalar made contact with the family to demand money. In questioning the nanny, it was determined that the blackmailer is an acquaintance of hers.
The couple is working with the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office and have filed documents with the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles. Kayalar was deported to Germany and believed to be in Stuttgart, where he continues to demand money from the couple – see his mugshot below.
U.S. authorities are aggressively working through international channels and have issued an arrest warrant against Edis Kayalar. It is possible that the nanny could also be charged, according to an FBI official who said, “I wouldn’t rule it out.” Garbe and Crawford discharged the employee after learning of the “cops and robbers” game.
Cindy Crawford, 43, and Rande Gerber, 47, have a son and daughter. Presley Walker Gerber is 10-years-old and Kaia Jordan Gerber recently turned 8.
View more family photos below.