Words: Steve Brown
More than 50 men have accused a Turkish singer of blackmailing them after meeting for sex.
Bulut Duman allegedly met multiple men on dating sites - including engineers, doctors, public servants and the nephew of a former Turkish minister – and after sex, the singer extorted money from them with photographic evidence of their hook-up.
One victim claimed to have refused to hand over money and the singer created a fake Facebook account and shared the photos with the victim’s co-workers. The victim resigned from his job.
Another victim said Duman took 80,000 Turkish Liras, which is equivalent to £11,301 from him.
Now, more than 50 men have filed complaints against the 28 year old according to Hurriety Daily News.
He has been convicted for fraud and sentenced to jail in one case but acquitted in another and other legal cases are ongoing.
But Duman is reportedly appealing the conviction and said: “Most of the complainants know each other. They are the ones who blackmailed me.
“I am not a member of any gay dating websites. The allegations against me are ugly.
“I am a pedagogical expert and I have filed counter-suits.”