Amanda Stanton is a former The Bachelor contestant and a loving mom. But her fame has made her the target of a terrible crime.
In a tearful message, Amanda has revealed that some monster has been trying to blackmail and extort her.
The blackmailer allegedly acquired photos of her from her breast augmentation and threatened to share them with the world.
Across a series of 18 emotionally devastating videos in her Instagram Stories uploaded on Tuesday, Amanda Stanton shares her private torment.
(For your viewing convenience, we have merged those 18 videos in order for you and included it within this post)
She also exposes the person who has been trying to ruin her life.
"I just wanted to come on here and tell you guys a little bit about what’s going on," Amanda begins.
"It’s not a big deal," she says. "It’s a little crazy, but we’re all healthy."
Sometimes, people dismiss their own problems because they know that someone else always has it worse.
We assure you that this is definitely a big deal.
"About three weeks ago, when we first moved into our new place, I woke up randomly during the night and looked at my email," she shares.
"And," she continues. "I had about four emails from a random person whom I didn’t know."
Amanda says that these emails were from someone "who said that he had hacked my doctor’s database from when I had my breast augmentation."
"And that he had some nude photos of me from the doctor’s office," she reveals.
"Which is just stupid," she notes. "Because they’re medical photos."
"He was basically asking for a lot of money," Amanda shares. "And threatening to send the photos to everybody that I follow."
She says that he had made a list of her social media contacts, and even sent some messages to others to demonstrate that he meant business.
"And," she adds, he was "sending me really weird messages and harassing me every single day."
"He sent them to my friend’s boyfriend," she lists. "He sent them to people I work with, he sent them to producers at ABC."
"And it was just out of my control," Amanda laments. "There was nothing I could do about it."
"So," she explains. "I figured that I might as well address it."
"I’ve had a lot of people text me and DM me that they have received the messages from him," Amanda notes.
"And I just want to say thank you," she expresses. "I’m sorry that I haven’t responded to everybody."
Amanda explains: "It’s just been hard explaining the story so many times."
At this point, her voice begins to break and she is tearing up as she relives this nightmare for her followers.
"I just don’t wanna give somebody like that power over me," she shares.
"And," she adds. "I hope that maybe by just addressing it, that he’ll stop."
"If you get the photos," Amanda asks through tears. "I just hope that you will be respectful and understand that it’s been really hard for me."
"And," she implores anyone listening. "Just keep them private."
She then thanks her fans and followers for their continued support.
Amanda acknowledges that it’s "not the end of the world if people see my boobs."
She expresses that she feels frustrated and "very violated," which are extremely reasonable emotions to feel under the circumstances.
And she reveals that, on top of the harassment, she doesn’t know what other information her blackmailer may possess.
That’s not the end of this story — that’s only 12 videos in.
Amanda returned to her Stories some time later, feeling much more upbeat.
"Okay," she shares. "So, good news: the hacker has left me alone since I’ve posted that."
"I know it hasn’t been a long time," Amanda acknowledges. "He’s probably going to message me again tonight."
"For all of you guys telling me to contact the police," Amanda says. "I have already done that."
She reiterates her hope that the person who has harassed and blackmailed her will no longer trouble her.
Amanda is not the first celebrity to be targeted by a hacker who claims to have her nudes.
Sadly, she will probably not be the last.
Usually, victim-blamers try to accuse these women for being foolish for having these photos in the first place.
(We wonder if they would say that same if someone’s vehicle or television were stolen)
In this case, they were medical photos taken at the doctor’s office. Even the vilest victim-blamer may struggle to find fault with her there.
We hope that justice comes swiftly to this monster who has been trying to ruin her life.