Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News reports:
A German-born Turkish pop singer has been accused by dozens of complainants in Turkey of blackmailing them with their secret gay love affairs.
According to court documents seen by Hürriyet, more than 50 people in the provinces of Istanbul, Bursa and Giresun have recently filed criminal complaints against pop singer Bulut Duman, 28, over similar charges.
The complainants, including public servants, engineers, doctors and the nephew of a former Turkish minister, said they had met Duman on gay dating websites. After they engaged in a relationship with the singer, they said Duman swindled their money through fraud or blackmail by using footage of their sexual encounters.
One of the complainants says he had to leave his job and another reportedly attempted suicide. An Istanbul cop says he was taken for $15,000.
Duman, who is appealing his conviction in one of the cases, claims he doesn’t belong to any gay dating sites.
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