I am so sorry to hear of your loss! These stories are pure fantasy for me. I would hope that no one like the woman in this story really exists, not to that extreme anyway. You are right, blackmail is horrible. Again, sorry for your loss.
We live in a time which is perfect for blackmail. I can see a group of angry actresses getting together for revenge on a douchebag movie producer. Like Running Manís story, they force him to gain weight or blow the whistle and ruin his career. Is this too sick?