If it's crap ... We'll tell you
"I did something really stupid," he told News gossip columnist George Rush a couple of weeks ago. "I put a belt around my neck in the shower. Fortunately, it didn't work," he said.
"He was phoning me every other day," said Rush. "I kept saying, 'You got to get yourself some medication.' He said he was on some, but it just didn't work for very long."
Schmidt was arrested in July after obtaining pictures of Cruise's wedding in Italy last year from a co-defendant and threatened to release the pictures if Cruise didn't pay up.
Schmidt was famous for getting hold of sex tapes and nude photos of celebrities. He tried to auction off diaries and naked pictures of Paris Hilton that had been locked in a Los Angeles storage locker.He said he had a sex video of Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on "Saved by the Bell," and he sold topless shots of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, a former prisoner of war. He also said he had a sex tape of Colin Farrell and nude pictures of Gennifer Flowers, who claimed to have had an affair with former President Bill Clinton."He had to wear an ankle monitor. He couldn't leave the house, and there were liens on everything he owned," Rush said. "He was days away from getting stripped of everything."
But it sounds like he could've been bumped off by any number of people, including himself.