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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Extortion Trial Starts

NEW YORK () -- A federal prosecutor charged during opening arguments that Autumn Jackson -- a 22-year-old woman who claims to be Bill Cosby's illegitimate daughter -- and two other defendants tried to extort $40 million from the actor because they were "driven by greed'' and "wanted to get rich quick.''

"The defendants threat to Bill Cosby was simple: Your money or your reputation,'' Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul A. Engelmayer told jurors Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.