The Microsoft Chief says the National Enquirer is blackmailing him over nude photos and while seeming like politics, Jeff affirms of its possibility
Just a moment after Jeff’s marriage divorce saga, the Microsoft owner, Jeff Bezos seems to have fallen into yet another trap; and while Bezos’ image is at stake in this case, he might also be losing a lot of money to a wrong channel if care is not properly taken. The Microsoft Boss confirmed that he has been a subject of a blackmailing activity of a while, and the people behind the illegal activities have been threatening him with his nude picture- says they will have it published on media sources.
In a lengthy Medium post titled “No thank you, Mr. Pecker”, which contains the threat- Bezos points the finger at Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. (AMI) and its chief David Pecker. The billionaire presented emails from AMI executives that threaten to publish Besoz’ intimate text messages and photos, which include so-called d*ck pics. To avoid this embarrassment, he’s asked to publicly state that the Enquirer’s decision to print a story about his affair with Lauren Sanchez wasn’t “politically motivated or influenced by political forces.”
Bezos confirmed that the threat note was first seen, moment after divorce with his wife, MacKenzie sometimes last month. The nude content was said to contain both him and former Fox News anchor Lauren Sanchez. This further prompted Bezos to hire private security consultant Gavin de Becker “to determine the motives for the many unusual actions taken by the Enquirer.”
I’ve written a post about developments with the National Enquirer and its parent company, AMI. You can find it here: https://t.co/G1ykJAPPwy
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) February 7, 2019
“My lawyers argued that AMI has no right to publish photos since any person holds the copyright to their own photos, and since the photos in themselves don’t add anything newsworthy,” Bezos wrote. Pecker was apparently “apoplectic” about Bezos’ investigation into the source of the Enquirer’s article and AMI’s use of “catch and kill” tactics, which involves buying the exclusive rights to a story and making sure it never becomes news, usually as a favor to someone.
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Props to Bezos for giving the National Enquirer a big Fuck You. https://t.co/GlsBZNFBP0
— Harry Heymann (@harryh) February 7, 2019
While Bezos was still of the opinion that no journalist or media is responsible, rather it is the AMI, who had recently entered into an immunity deal with the DoJ for using the method to kill a story about Donald Trump’s alleged affair with model Karen McDougal before his Presidential campaign by paying $150,000 for exclusivity.
“Be assured, no real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here: I will not report embarrassing information about you if you do X for me. And if you don’t do X quickly, I will report the embarrassing information,” wrote Bezos.
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