‘Jersey Shore’: How Much Money Did Jenni Farley’s Ex Allegedly Try to Extort from Her?

Jenni Farley

Jenni Farley | Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer

Jenni “JWoww” Farley hasn’t been having an easy time lately. She filed for divorce earlier this year, then filed a restraining order against her husband, Roger Mathews. Now, it has come out that she reported an ex for allegedly trying to extort her for money. So how much money did he allegedly try to get from her and what is going to happen now? Here is everything to know about the situation.

Jenni Farley of Jersey Shore’s ex, Thomas Lippolis was arrested for allegedly trying to extort her for $25,000

Jenni “JWOWW” Farley

Jenni “JWOWW” Farley | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows

The Toms River Police Department announced in a Facebook post that Jenni Farley’s ex, Thomas Lippolis has been arrested for allegedly threatening to go to the media with secrets if she didn’t give him $25,000. The post reads:

On December 17, 2018 Jenni L. Farley reported to the Toms River Police Department that an ex-boyfriend, Thomas Lippolis, had attempted to extort $25,000 from her in exchange for not divulging secrets to the media about Farley. This information had been given to Farley through her publicist who had initially received a phone call from Lippolis demanding the money. Farley and Lippolis had dated for close to a year approximately ten years ago. On December 19, 2018 Toms River Detectives Tom Grosse and Jon Turner initiated an investigation into these allegations. On December 19, 2018 Detective Grosse arrested Lippolis and subsequently charged him with 3rd Degree Extortion.

Farley gave a statement thanking the Toms River Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office

Jenni Farley

Jenni Farley | Getty Images/Thos Robinson

The Jersey Shore star did give a statement where she avoided diving deep into the details of the case. She did thank the prosecutor’s office for taking action.

I would like to applaud the Toms River Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their professionalism, expedited response time and unwavering attention to detail that resulted in an immediate arrest after I was the target of a serious crime,” the statement said according to Entertainment Tonight. “I feel fortunate to have the support of law enforcement of this caliber by my side, which has thankfully kept me and my children safe from those who have sought to victimize me.”

She then added, “While I am unable to comment any further in light of the ongoing investigation, I offer to you that I will share more once this matter is concluded, but in the meantime ask that you please respect the private nature of these legal matters so that the authorities may properly conduct their business operations.”

The police department made sure to note that so far these are only charges and Lippolis still has to go to court. This news comes after Jenni Farley filed for a restraining order from her estranged husband, Roger Mathews after the two got into an argument on Dec. 13. Farley previously filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences on Sept. 12.

Read more: ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’: Why Jenni Farley Filed a Restraining Order Against Her Husband

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