Feb 8, 2019

Jeff Bezos: AMI defends position on Amazon founder

The owner of a US gossip magazine accused of blackmail by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says that it acted in good faith but will conduct an inquiry. Mr Bezos accused AMI of trying to blackmail him over intimate photos. Hours after Mr Bezos announced his divorce last month, the magazine had published details, including private messages, of an extramarital affair. In his blog post, Mr Bezos mentioned AMI's links to President Donald Trump. Mr Bezos noted in his blog post how the publisher had confessed to a "Catch and kill" deal to bury Karen McDougal's politically embarrassing story.

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