posted on May 29, 2006 | Comments (0)
Louie Anderson is a stand-up comedian and former host of the game show Family Feud.
In 1997, Richard Gordon extorted money from Louie Anderson, threatening to tell tabloids his claim that Anderson requested sexual acts from him in a Ridgewood, NJ, casino in 1993. Anderson didn’t want to tarnish his image, so he paid Gordon $100,000 between 1997 and 1998. When Gordon’s demands increased to $250,000 in 2000, Anderson informed the police. Gordon was arrested and sentenced to 21 months in jail.