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'Jersey Shore' star's former boyfriend accused of trying to extort her

Thomas Lippolis was accused of seeking $25,000 to not leak secrets about Jenni "JWoww" Farley to the media.
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Jenni JWoww Farley arrives at E! People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Nov. 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.David Crotty / Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A former boyfriend of a "Jersey Shore" cast member is accused of seeking $25,000 for not divulging secrets to the media.

Thomas Lippolis, former boyfriend of Jersey Shore? cast member Jenni JWoww Farley, is accused of seeking $25,000 from her for not divulging secrets to the media.Toms River Police Department via AP

Toms River police on Wednesday charged Thomas Lippolis with third-degree extortion.

Police say Lippolis had dated cast member Jenni "JWoww" Farley for close to a year 10 years ago. Police say Farley's publicist had received a call from Lippolis demanding money in exchange for his silence.

It could not be determined if Lippolis has a lawyer.

Farley is seeking a divorce from her husband, Roger Matthews, whom she married in October 2015.