By Lanford Beard
Updated February 07, 2012 at 09:32 PM EST

News broke today that Iowa resident Teresa Hunt was arrested for attempting to extort $10,000 from TLC and/or force the network to shut down its show 19 Kids and Counting, starring Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their massive family. Hunt claimed to have scandalous photos of “rebellious” (by Duggar standards) cousin and aspiring musician Amy Duggar with an older man.

EW contacted TLC, who could not comment on the situation. Amy Duggar, however, has issued this statement: “It’s totally untrue. James is a long time family friend who has always been supportive of my music career. He’s a good Christian and it’s upsetting that his generosity has been exploited like this.”

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