Various sources confirm that former SP.A. politician Steve Stevaert was being blackmailed. He had a relationship with a Moroccan woman, who threatened to publicize the affair unless he gave her money. Stevaert met the woman earlier this year in Brussels, via a lawyer friend.
De Standaard newspaper reports based on judicial sources that the woman taped their intimate encounters in her apartment. She later confronted him with the tape and demanded 10,000 euros for it. Stevaert paid a few thousand euros. When the woman demanded more, he turned to the police.
The woman denies the allegations.
The police is currently checking whether she worked on her own, or was working for a gang which sends women to entrap and blackmail men.