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AMC CEO was target of blackmail and extortion plot

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Adam Aron, meme stock CEO of AMC, sent sexually explicit images in text conversations with a woman who attempted to blackmail and extort him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, as first reported by Semafor Thursday.

The plot took place over several weeks of text messages between Aron and the woman, Sakoya Blackwood. Blackwood assumed several false identities, including that of a former romantic partner to Aron, to solicit explicit photos from the CEO before threatening to publicly release them unless she received $300,000.

The case was first reported last July but masked Aron’s identity, referring to him only as a CEO of a publicly traded company. Aron confirmed that he was the victim of the plot in a post to X, formerly Twitter,…

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