It’s not bad enough that someone stole Usher’s laptop in 2009. Now it looks as if the bandits might be looking to further capitalize on their crime by offering an intimate home video of the R&B star.
TMZ reports that some low-minded entrepreneur has been peddling the amorous independent film around Hollywood. The celebrity Web site has this on good authority – someone actually tried to get TMZ itself to purchase it.
“The video and photos are clear – it’s Usher and Tameka,” writes TMZ, referring to the singer’s ex-wife and mother of his two children.
Neither Usher nor his ex-wife commented for the story although Team Usher apparently made it known that they believe it stems from the 2009 burglary, during which someone broke into Usher’s SUV and stole jewelry, furs, camera and computer equipment.
Usher’s 2007 GMC Yukon was hit just before Christmas in 2009 while he and his bodyguard were inside the AT&T store at 3431 Lenox Rd., across from Lenox Square mall. (Here’s the story the AJC reported at the time).
According to a police report report filed at the time, the missing items included five watches, three necklaces, two rings and six bracelets valued at $1 million as well as a Louis Vuitton garment bag worth $3,000 and $50,000 in assorted clothing along with the electronics gear. The total value of items taken: $1,065,700.
Since their split Tameka Raymond, who recently attended a special celeb screening of “Mars Needs Moms” with her kids, has opened a boutique called Estella. She has founded an organization called The Lost Ones, which works with teen girls. We’re not sure if her latest tweet, posted just a few minutes ago, has anything to do with this story but here it is: “A new day. Of course there’s always new foolishness with a new day. Desperate times call for desperate measures I suppose. Never fails. Smh!”
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