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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBS) — The ex-boyfriend of “Jersey Shore” star Jenni “JWoww” Farley is accused of trying to extort thousands of dollars from her. Toms River Police say Thomas Lippolis was arrested Wednesday.

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According to police, Lippolis attempted to extort $25,000 from Farley in exchange for not divulging secrets about her to the media.

Police say Farley’s publicist initially received a phone call from Lippolis demanding the money.

Farley and Lippolis dated for nearly a year around 10 years ago.

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Lippolis has been charged with extortion.

It hasn’t been an easy time for Farley recently as she filed a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband, Roger Mathews, following a fight.