A well-to-do South Carolina man has accused a woman that he believed he was dating for the last decade of exploiting his emotions in order to extort $500,000 from him.
75-year-old Diarmuid Hogan was visiting New York City in 2009 when he met a 23-year-old woman who was employed as a model. The two hit it off and began to talk when the young lady allegedly disclosed that she was in financial trouble.
The woman, Jacqueline Frances Moore, reportedly insinuated that she was open to having a physical relationship with Hogan, and he decided to extend financial assistance for her needs.
Until recently, Hogan reportedly supplied Moore with $45,000 a month. She moved from New York to Los Angeles, allegedly on Hogan’s dime, and continued contact with him for a period of nearly 10 years.
Throughout their lengthy encounter, Hogan said that Moore would perform sexually for him on her webcam. He reported that Moore told him she loved, cared for, and needed him. He said that he believed they had become a couple, though he additionally disclosed that she would tell him about her boyfriends and their sexual encounters.
Hogan alleges that Moore, using threats, put him in a position where he believed his reputation would be severely damaged if he stopped giving her money.
Last Friday, Hogan filed a claim against Moore after he decided that it was likely that he was the victim of a scam. He is asking that she repay him a sum of cash for which the amount has not yet been disclosed.
The L.A. Superior Court filing against Moore alleges that she committed financial elder abuse, theft, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, false promise, and undue influence in order to coax the hefty amount of money out of Hogan.
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