The dispute about intimate private photos, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos turned so far mainly on extortion allegations and alleged politically motivated intrigues. Now the battle of the lawyers seems to axes is also a family affair. Because the Nude photographs and piquant text messages of probably the richest man in the world should have the brother of his beloved Lauren Sanchez at the tabloid "National Enquirer" punched out. The U.S. news platform, "The Daily Beast reported:" on Sunday (local time).
The news portal relies on multiple sources within the "Enquirer"-publisher American Media Inc (AMI). Another source outside of the publisher – but I have confirmed with direct contact to the AMI-to – peak, that Michael Sanchez had been identified as the culprit. He is an avowed supporter of Donald Trump and is close to several people from the environment of the US President.
Bezos sees itself as being blackmailed
Bezos had privately hired investigators to track it down, who has the Nude photos and text messages to the "National Enquirer". The gossip sheet, and AMI CEO David Pecker, a longtime Familiar Trumps, threw the multi-billionaire blackmail with the worst methods. The publisher had asked him to stop the private investigations to a already published an exposé about his private life, and to explain that this publication was not "politically motivated, or political forces influenced". Otherwise, would be released new Material under the belt line.
the Background is the separation of the "Washington Post"owner of his wife, MacKenzie and his relationship with the former TV presenter Sanchez. The Couple had 9. January will be announced, after 25 years of marriage, divorce, and extramarital "explorations in love" hinted at. According to the "Washington Post" had informed the "Enquirer" Bezos shortly before, that he was going to publish a story about his fling with Sanchez. Shortly after the announcement of the divorce, the sheet is then made the affair public, and published "raunchy text messages and rapturous love notes" of the two.
In the recent exchange of blows from both sides, it goes to previously unreleased Material. But to surrender instead of in front of his "Racketeers", turned Bezos the tables on Thursday and was obviously of American managers sent E-Mails to the network, in order to bring the publisher in expository, despite the inherent embarrassment for him. And he made it clear that he sees very well the political motives behind the "Enquirer"story to his Beloved. AMI replied that they would review the allegations, consider the reporting on Bezos to the right.
The lawyer of AMI-Chef Pecker, Elkan Abramowitz, denied Bezos' extortion allegation on Sunday in an Interview with the news channel ABC News. It was legitimate negotiations between two sides with different interests – Bezos have prevent the for more stories and photo's revelations, the publishers do not want to be seen as stooges of political forces. The photos and text messages had been leaked to the "Enquirer" from a "reliable source", with the help of the leaf have been working together for seven years. Both Bezos as well as Lauren Sanchez would know the Person "well".
brother of the Beloved rejected responsibility so far
The "Washington Post" had directed the suspicion already days ago to the brother, however, at the request of the newspaper rejected any responsibility. From the "Daily Beast" Michael Sanchez' role addressed, refused both the publisher as well as the Accused themselves of the information.
According to Bezos' security consultant Gavin de Becker, the private investigation as to who is the "Enquirer"-Informant is completed, in the meantime. The findings would be passed on to the authorities, he said, "the Daily Beast". Name or subject of the guilty de Becker called.
Of money for private investigation, there is no shortage Bezos: He is the founder and CEO of the U.S. Internet giant Amazon and, according to "Forbes" currently the richest person in the world. The US magazine has estimated his personal assets last approximately 136,9 billion dollars (€118.8 bn). The of Bezos bought the "Washington Post" with its critical reporting, again and again, the resentment Trumps, which accuses the internationally respected newspaper persistently "Fake News".
Trumps to man Pecker and his publisher is always in the headlines – especially in connection with Trump. So AMI played a Central role in a bribe affair in connection with alleged liaisons Trumps. The "Enquirer" is said to have several times secured the rights to the compromising stories, to remain silent in favor of Trumps. The method is in the United States as a "catch and kill" known (to catch: "and destroy").More about
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos scandal sheet, the throws of blackmail with Nude photos
To which emotional reaction to the recent headlines about Bezos the President is known to have. The Amazon boss is anyway, that it was Trump's "viewed incorrectly" as his enemy. After the affair with Lauren Sanchez had mocked in the January of him by the President as a "moron" (Bozo) and Bezos' "lobbyists of the newspaper" as "Amazon Washington Post" that "will hopefully land soon in better hands". (dpa)