Amanda Stanton is apparently dealing with a blackmail situation that's stirring up anxiety and emotion in The Bachelor alum.

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Amanda released a series of Instagram Stories on Tuesday, sharing with fans in teary-eyed videos how someone is threatening and blackmailing her with topless photos he or she had retrieved, Us Weekly reported.

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"About three weeks ago, when we first moved into our new place, I woke up randomly in the middle of the night and looked at my email and I had about four emails from a random person who I didn't know who had said that he hacked my doctor's database from when I had my breast augmentation and that he had some nude photos of me in the doctor's office, which is just stupid, because they're medical photos," Amanda, 28, explained.

"But he was basically asking for a lot of money and threatening to send the photos to everybody that I follow. He said, even if I unfollowed everybody, that he had already had them documented so he already knew who I followed and slowly started sending my photos to people and sending me really weird messages and harassing me every single day."

Amanda reportedly cried about whom this hacker has already sent the personal, nude photos to.

"He sent them to my friend's boyfriend, he sent them to people who I work with, he sent them to producers at ABC. And it was just kind of out of my control and there was nothing I could do about it, so I figured that I might as well just address it," Amanda shared, adding that many fans have reached out to her about receiving the photos as well.

"I just want to say, thank you, and I'm sorry that I haven't responded to everybody. It's just been hard explaining the story so many times and I just don't want to give somebody like that power over me and I hope that maybe, just by addressing it, that he'll stop."

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Amanda then asked those who have been sent her intimate photos to be "respectful" of her privacy, according to Us.

"Of course it's something that I didn't want out there, but it's not the end of the world if people see my boobs. But I think I'm just so frustrated and I feel very violated," Amanda admitted.

"I've also been harassed every single day. I don't know what other information this person has. It's just been kind of exhausting."

Amanda's representative also told the magazine the mother of two is "a victim of an online hacker."
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"The hacker acquired photos from Stanton's doctor following her past breast augmentation; hacking the doctor's database and threatening to release all of the images to Stanton's followers unless Stanton agreed to pay an exorbitant amount of money," the representative said.

"To combat the attack, Stanton began unfollowing some of her Instagram followers in an attempt to keep the images from being released. Unfortunately, the hacker has since sent the images to a number of Stanton's followers including past boyfriends, ABC producers, and more."

The rep continued, "Authorities are involved as this is an ongoing investigation. With the support of her family and loved ones including boyfriend Bobby Jacobs, Stanton wishes to deal with this matter privately moving forward due to the vicious nature of the individual responsible for her harassment."

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Earlier on Tuesday, Amanda opened up about how her anxiety and stress levels were "out of control" this past week.

"I won't get into detail but my anxiety is out of control and I've been extremely stressed over some things that are completely out of my control," Amanda wrote alongside a beautiful photo of herself.

"Losing sleep, having no motivation and just haven't been myself because of it. As much as I know I shouldn't stress over things that I can't control, it seems impossible."

Amanda concluded her post by saying she's praying for peace and others going through a similar situation.

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"I know I don't normally post this kind of stuff but I'm going to be more real with you guys, even if it's a little scary," she noted.

Amanda's hardship comes shortly after she gushed about Bobby and how she hopes to marry him and have another child with him in the near future.

Amanda -- who competed on The Bachelor's 20th season and appeared on two editions of Bachelor in Paradise -- and Bobby met on Instagram and went public with their relationship in May 2018.

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