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Autumn Jackson says she's sorry for Cosby extortion plot

Autumn Jackson
Autumn Jackson   
December 11, 1997
Web posted at: 3:14 p.m. EST (2014 GMT)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The woman who faces sentencing Friday for trying to extort $40 million from comedian Bill Cosby has apologized in a letter sent to the judge, court documents show.

Jackson's apology is in a packet of information sent from her lawyer to federal Judge Barbara Jones, arguing for leniency in his client's sentence.

The letter written by attorney Robert Baum says Jackson now realizes her actions caused Cosby "great pain and embarrassment," and that she now "realizes, painfully, that she will never have any relationship with the famous man she has always believed to be her father."

Jackson was convicted in July of plotting to extort the money from Cosby by telling the tabloids she was his out-of-wedlock daughter. Cosby admitted having an affair with Jackson's mother, but said he does not believe Jackson is his daughter.

After the trial, Cosby agreed to submit to a paternity test, but Jackson and her mother refused to cooperate.

 
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