David Boreanaz admits 'infidelities,' alleges 'some sort of extortion'
"Bones" star David Boreanaz has admitted that he cheated on Jaime Bergman, his wife since 2001, People reports.
After a woman with whom he'd had an affair asked for a bunch of cash and threatened to go public, the actor went public first. "I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion," Boreanaz told the magazine. He says he and Bergman are now "working on repairing what has been damaged so badly."
Sources told TMZ that the unnamed woman had a short-term affair with the actor, who paid her "several thousand dollars here and there." But Boreanaz balked at forking over a six-figure sum to keep her quiet, the source said. He then confessed the affair to his wife, TMZ says.
Marty Singer, Boreanaz's lawyer, said a threatening message demanding money was left for the actor April 23. Singer told TMZ he'd left a message for her in response, and on Monday heard back from Gloria Allred. What the attorneys discussed is a matter of some debate.
"Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities," he told People. Boreanaz's name came up in connection with Rachel Uchitel before her affair with Tiger Woods was revealed, but Allred told TMZ that Uchitel is not the person who asked the "Angel" star for money.
Boreanaz and Bergman have a son and a daughter together.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Jaime Bergman and David Boreanaz at a Hollywood event last month. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.