A photographer accused of trying to extort $3.3 million from actress Cameron Diaz for photos taken before she was famous threatened to sell them to a European group for $5 million, an investigator testified Tuesday.

Detective Brian Bennett, an investigator in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, said during a preliminary hearing for John Rutter that the "majority" of the 20 photos depicted Diaz topless.

Rutter, 41, has been charged with one count of attempted extortion, attempted grand theft, perjury and forgery. He was released from custody after posting $250,000 bail.