AN EX-fiancé of socialite and model, Tamara Ecclestone, tried to blackmail her for £200,000 – almost ten years after they broke up, a court heard yesterday.
Derek Rose, 33, went out with Ms Ecclestone, 28, when she was 17 and before he changed his name by deed poll from Jonathan Ketterman. They split up in August 2002.
In November 2011, having already sold one story about her for £10,000, Rose orchestrated a blackmail letter with Jakir Uddin, 20, it is alleged.
The defendants were hoping the victim would buy their silence, Southwark Crown Court was told. The trial continues.