I live in the state of New Jersey.
Hi. My friend and I (both 16) are in high school and this boy Will* (15) is blackmailing our friend Tracy* (17). Will has a recording of Tracy saying something that if released could ruin her life. Will is forcing her to be his friend and plans to force her into a relationship soon. She has no choice because she cannot risk the information getting out. He told her if she does anything out of line he'll tell the authorities about what she's hiding. It's very serious. She didn't do anything illegal, but let's just say it's not a petty high school secret. We know Will to be very manipulative and to have sociopathic tendencies. Will is suicidal and if he does kill himself he promised Tracy that he would write in his final wishes for the recording to be released. We don't have a way to take the recording away from him and telling the truth about what we know would ruin Tracy's life. She's the only person of his "friends" left. Everybody else has left him in the dust because of his emotional abuse. We don't know what to do. (*Names are changed for privacy, but ages are accurate).