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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

A German man was charged in November, 2009, of trying to extort $100,000 from former supermodel Cindy Crawford and her entrepreneur husband Rande Gerber over a photo of their daughter bound and gagged.

Edis Kayalar, 26, was charged with one count of extortion. The photo was purportedly taken by the couple's former nanny and shows the girl, then 7, bound to a chair wearing shorts and a T-shirt.

The girl told her parents, who were unaware of the photo until Kayalar showed it to them, that the nanny took the picture as part of a "cops and robbers" game.

According to news reports, Kayalar was indicted in Germany in early February and extradited to the US. on one count of extortion and two counts of attempted extortion. The nanny has not been charged.