Feb 8, 2019

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

The world's richest man, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has accused the National Enquirer's owner of trying to blackmail him over lewd pictures. In a stunning blog post on Thursday, Mr Bezos posted an email he said had been sent to his intermediaries by AMI's representatives threatening to publish "Intimate photos" of Mr Bezos and his lover, former TV host Lauren Sanchez. Early in the blog post, Mr Bezos mentions AMI's links to President Donald Trump. Mr Bezos said his ownership of the Washington Post was a "Complexifier" for him because he had made enemies of "Certain powerful people", including President Donald Trump, who is a friend of AMI's boss David Pecker. Mr Bezos notes in his blog post how the publisher confessed to the so-called "Catch and kill" deal to bury Karen McDougal's politically embarrassing story.

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