Two men have pleaded not guilty at Southwark Crown Court to blackmailing the daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.
Derek Rose aged 32 from London, and Jakir Uddin aged 19 from Birmingham are charged with blackmailing Tamara Ecclestone for £200,000 last November.
It is alleged the pair demanded the money from Ms Eccelstone, or otherwise they would reveal details of a relationship.
The pair are said to have sent her agent Dana Malmstrom a warning they would release the story to the press unless the cash was handed over.
Ms Eccelstone will give evidence next February when the trial is set to begin again.