Amazon's Jeff Bezos Claims He's Being Extorted by National Enquirer

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Claims He's Being Extorted by National Enquirer

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Claims He's Being Extorted by National Enquirer

And so yesterday Bezos simply published the Enquirer's blackmail threat in a post on Medium, complete with its description of the racy pictures.

Bezos, the world's richest person, owns The Washington Post, a frequent target of Trump as he assails the United States media as "enemy of the people" and a source of fake news.

Bezos mentions Trump in his post, by the way.

Bezos said the statement AMI was proposing was false and described the offer as an "extortionate proposal".

What it comes down to is that Bezos, who owns The Washington Post, has claimed their investigation was "politically motivated".

Given Pecker's longtime friendship with President Trump, the Enquirer's role in "catching and killing" stories to help Trump, and and Bezos's presence on Trump's enemies list, many commentators have speculated about a potential Trump connection in this case - but it is just speculation.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the 2018 Air, Space and Cyber Conference in Maryland.

Following news of the Amazon CEO's relationship with Lauren Sanchez, and rumors of infidelity, Bezos is speaking out about allegedly being extorted and blackmailed by the National Enquirer and its owner American Media Inc.

"American Media fervently believes that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos".

AMI said that it had been "in good faith negotiations to resolve all matters with him" when the allegations were made, and that its board had "convened and determined that it should promptly and thoroughly investigate the claims".

Well, that got my attention.

Ironically, becoming a Trump nemesis doesn't seem to have hurt the Amazon founder's fortunes. "If in my position I can't stand up to this kind of extortion, how many people can?"

Then, in an email to de Becker's attorney, AMI Deputy General Counsel Jon Fine referenced Bezos' investigation and the Post's reporting.

Hours after Mr Bezos announced his divorce last month, the magazine had published details, including private messages, of an extramarital affair. While his lawyers argued that AMI had no right to publish the photos since Bezos himself holds the rights over themand that they were not newsworthy, AMI claimed the newsworthiness was that the photos would show the shareholders of Amazon that Bezos had awful business judgment. His private investigators have concluded that Mr. Bezos's phone wasn't hacked.

The Post was also one of the leading news outlets in the coverage of the murder previous year of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Post columnist. Neither did a spokesperson for the Washington Post.

Those who support the president may have been motivated to move against Mr Bezos since Mr Trump has long criticised the billionaire.

"How about report the news and not their leftist BS for a change", he tweeted.

The story recounted by Bezos - the world´s richest man - touches on political intrigue, sexual indiscretion, the murder of a Saudi journalist and bitter charges of media bias. The tech magnate also said that AMI's ties to President Donald Trump suggest that the publisher has political motivations. His sexts, and his dick pics, are not in the public interest. The website lost its case and ultimately filed for bankruptcy.

Bezos also suggested that Saudi Arabia may have been working against him behind the scenes. But if the photos were captured in a private room, they will have to be proven newsworthy.

· Mr Bezos face selfie at what appears to be a business meeting.

In the Hulk Hogan case, the legal fight against Gawker was financed by billionaire Peter Thiel.

People will tell you there have been many times to be alive, but folks, this is a time to be alive.

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