Skip to comments.Baseball Star's (Gary Sheffield) Wife Identified As Alleged Extortion Victim
Posted on 11/16/2004 6:54:37 PM PST by Land_of_Lincoln_John
Agent: Minister Tried To Get $20,000 Over R. Kelly Sex Tape CHICAGO -- The alleged victim of an extortion plot by a Chicago-area minister has been identified as the wife of New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield, NBC5's Anna Davlantes reported.
Rufus Williams, Sheffield's manager, released the information in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Williams said the Rev. Derrick Mosley, a self-proclaimed community activist, tried to obtain $20,000 from him in exchange for a videotape that allegedly contains images of Sheffield's wife having sex with R & B star R. Kelly.
Williams said he went to the FBI after Mosley approached him about the tape. The agent then wore a wire to secretly record a conversation with the minister. During the conversation, Mosley allegedly told Williams that as a reverend, he could treat the money as a "counseling fee" to help Sheffield's wife atone for her sins.
"He said that he wasn't looking to destroy anyone's family," Williams said. "(He said) if that had been his mission, he would have gone ... he could have gone to the tabloids and gotten millions, given the people that were involved."
Williams said that by going to authorities, he was trying to do what was right.
"And to the extent that someone tries to benefit from what may have happened in someone else's past, be that you brought it on yourself or not, that is not right," Williams said.
Williams said that Sheffield's wife admits having had a relationship with R. Kelly, but that the relationship took place more than 10 years ago.
Mosley was also convicted on separate bank fraud charges in 1999. He was on parole for that conviction when he was arrested early Monday morning. If convicted of the extortion and wire fraud charges leveled against him in the latest incident, he could face 22 years in prison.
I wonder how old she was 10 years ago? Kelly seems to like them a little too young if I recall. Wouldn't that make the Rev dealing in "kiddie porn"?
Obviously this 'minister' was trained in the same 'church' as the 'Reverend' Al Sharpton and the 'Reverend' Jesse Jackson. What a bunch of frauds and shake-down artists.
I wonder if R. Kelly took a leak on her.
What an idiot! Should have asked for $250,000! :)
Gary Sheffield is 34, so even if his wife is 6 years younger she was of legal age 10 years ago.
Thanks. I wasn't worried about Gary, just wondering about R Kelly.
she was younger, but not that young. she was/is a gospel singer of some note . . . only reason I know that is because I follow the Dodgers, and he was a Dodger around this time.
R Kelly is 37 years old. Born in January 1967.
DeLeon Richards is/was a gospel singer here in Chicago. I thought her name was familiar.
I watch DeLeon on TBN and on the Paula White show all the time. I am surprised. And I read that the tape showed DeLeon, R. Kelly and another woman. Whoa.
ROFL I read this elesewhere and RKelly was not mentioned by name but I guessed he was they guy referred to.
$20,000????....What a piker.
"oh, baby, I'm just gonna video tape us, you know, cause I'm so into being with you...don't mind the bright lights...Oh, the tape, umm, here...no, I don't have any copies...honest..."
'tain't no honor 'mongst thieves.
Sheffield handled this the right way. You know that 20 grand wasn't going to shut this clown up, so now Sheffield's got the feds after the blackmailer, and he doesn't have to pay anything. Besides, it sounds like in this situation, R. Kelly took advantage of a minor (again!)
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