The attorney for 26-year-old Joshua Van Auker says he needs more time to investigate the charges and the evidence.
Van Auker had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in which a judge would decide if there is enough evidence to go to trial. The hearing was postponed until Dec. 3.
Van Auker is accused of contacting Wards' personal assistant last week and threatening to release an unspecified envelope's worth of material that Van Auker said would show Ward had paid women for sex.
Investigators say the information doesn't reach that level.