Insider TMZ turncoats spilled the numbers Levin’s minions are believed to have shelled out for pix taken of Rihanna immediately after the alleged Chris Brown attack. The source of the photo leak, a law enforcement insider close to the investigation, reportedly raked in $62.5k, double the salary of the person suspected of leaking the pic. Sources state TMZ pays a relative or friend of the snitch within 24 hours of receipt of a photo to cover their tracks.
And there’s more, apparently there are some LEGAL ramifications to leaking the pic. Here’s what else is being reported:
The most unfortunate aspect of the entire incident is not only the total disrespect for the victim, Rihanna, but the legal ramifications related to jury pool pollution the public revelation of this photo obviously has on the possible upcoming criminal case against alleged attacker, Chris Brown. “Brown, even if guilty, could walk free because of the unauthorized release of this photo,” says and LAPD source. Insiders say LAPD brass is “furious, subpeonas have already gone out.”
The fallout for TMZ has begun as advertisers are pulling back from their relationships with TMZ due to the controversy.
Can’t say that we blame TMZ for paying for the flick. But watch how fast the rest of the mainstream media turn their backs on that site. But don’t worry Harvey & Co. …. We’ll still be your friends ….