6th September 2014
Men jailed for four years over Grindr blackmail 8
4:30 PM — Two men have been jailed for four years each, after using Grindr to blackmail gay men into paying large sums of money.
9th July 2014
UK: Men appear in court over Grindr blackmail charges
11:20 AM — Two men have appeared in court, accused of blackmailing users of the gay hookup app Grindr.
26th June 2014
India: Police arrest seven in first apparent case since recriminalisation of homosexuality 5
2:44 PM — Police in India have arrested seven men accused of blackmail and same-sex sexual acts, in what is apparently the first case since the reintroduction last year of a law to criminalise homosexuality.
30th January 2014
Video: Gay Kyrgyzstani men discuss their ‘abuse and torture’ by police 1
4:32 PM — Human Rights Watch has released a video showing gay victims of extortion, rape and torture by police in Kyrgyzstan recounting their experiences.
29th January 2014
Kyrgyzstan: Report documents widespread physical and sexual abuse of gay men by police 4
7:30 PM — A report by a leading human rights group has claimed that gay and bisexual men in Kyrgyzstan face extortion, beatings, illegal detentions and even rape from the police force.
22nd February 2013
Pope’s spokesman refuses to comment on gay blackmail allegations 56
1:55 PM — The Pope's spokesman is refusing to confirm or deny claims of a network of gay prelates operating at its heart, some of whom allegedly were being blackmailed, and who also met a Rome sauna.
28th January 2013
UK: Finance director steals £170,000 from employer over ex-wife’s sexuality blackmail 3
4:28 PM — A man claims he was blackmailed by his wife into stealing £170,000 from the luxury goods firm where he worked, after she found out he had called gay chat lines.
15th January 2013
Georgian prosecutors report gay ‘honey trap’ network in military police 5
4:35 PM — Military prosecutors in Georgia have reported that they are investigating a network formed to blackmail celebrities by filming them having gay relationships.