Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a bombshell claim that the national enquirer is blackmailing him and threatening to expose nude photos.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos claims the National Enquirer is blackmailing him.
Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, wrote in a Medium post Thursday that AMI, the owner of the controversial tabloid has promised to release explicit photos of him unless he publicly backs down from an investigation into AMI’s interests in his personal life.
The supermarket tabloid was the first to reveal Bezos’ affair with former Los Angeles TV anchor Lauren Sanchez amid his divorce from wife McKenzie, including sultry texts between the lovebirds. Since then, Bezos has made it his mission to hunt down the leaker, including hiring a private investigator, Gavin de Becker.
“Several days ago, an AMI leader advised us that (National Enquirer publisher David Pecker) is ‘apoplectic’ about our investigation,” Bezos wrote on Medium.
“For reasons still to be better understood, the Saudi angle seems to hit a particularly sensitive nerve.”
A few days later, Bezos claimed, a representative from AMI approached him and threatened to publish more of the text messages and photos “if we didn’t stop our investigation.”
In emails that Bezos published that he says came from AMI Chief Content Officer Dylan Howard, Howard insisted that his company had “obtained” photoes including a “below the belt selfie,”a shirtless Mr. Bezos holding his phone in his left hand — while wearing his wedding ring and several revealing photos of Sanchez.
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