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Man arrested and charged with allegedly blackmailing singer Casey Donovan

A good friend of the singing sensation was reportedly behind the scheme.

A man has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing Australian singer and reality television star Casey Donovan.
The 33-year-old man has since been charged with blackmail and use of carriage service to menace.
It's understood the offence involved a threatening text message, which was sent by the man in question -- a close friend of the I'm a Celeb winner.
"Police attached to Bankstown Local Area Command commenced an investigation, following reports from a 29-year-old woman, that she was allegedly being blackmailed," a NSW Police spokesman told news.com.au.
"Following inquiries a 33-year-old man was arrested at a home in Lalor Park just after midnight on Tuesday January 23."
"He was taken to Bankstown Police station and charged with blackmail and use carriage service to menace."
The man has since been freed on bail and is expected to appear at Blacktown Court on February 7.

This isn't the first time the former Australian Idol winner has found herself the target of a scam.
In 2014, Casey revealed in her memoir, Casey Donovan: Big, Beautiful & Sexy, that she was in love with a man named Campbell for six years — only to discover that he never actually existed.
A female friend was later found to be behind the catfishing scheme, having fabricated all of the correspondence from the mystery man.
Speaking with TheFIX in September about the incident, she said: "What I went through, with the catfishing, should be teaching me a lesson not to trust people and to put your walls up. And I do to an extent but I still put trust in people that I shouldn't… and that's just me getting burnt."
WATCH: Casey speaks out about the catfishing scheme. Post continues...
But the singing sensation is now ready to find love!
"I'd love to meet someone," Casey recently told Woman's Day.
"I'm almost 30. I've never been in a relationship except a fake one for six years, so yes, I'd love to meet someone when the time's right."
Casey is ready to find love.
Casey cites her growing confidence to her recent weight 
loss, thanks to online program WLCW (Weight Loss Coaching Works).
She swapped a diet of fast 
food and carb-heavy meals for a high-protein diet and started to walk up to 15,000 steps a day – including 5000 steps before breakfast and often also walking up to 90 minutes at night to complete the challenge.
"Everyone has noticed the weight loss, and everyone has been really nice about it," the theatre actress recently told Woman's Day.
"And I'm certainly not finished yet."