Jeff Bezos: AMI defends position on Amazon founder

Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of 'extortion and blackmail'

Farrow tweeted about the "stop digging or we'll ruin you" efforts shortly after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, in a bombshell blog post on Medium, said AMI CEO David Pecker threatened to publish embarrassing photos of him if he didn't stop investigating the company.

Apart from halting the investigation, AMI demanded, according to the emails, a statement from Bezos that he and his investigators "have no knowledge or basis for suggesting that AMI's coverage was politically motivated or influenced by political forces".

"American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos", the company said in a statement.

Reporters for the Enquirer followed Mr Bezos and Ms Sanchez "across five states and 40,000 miles" and "tailed them in private jets, swanky limos, helicopter rides, romantic hikes, five-star hotel hideaways, intimate dinner dates and "quality time" in hidden love nests", the tabloid said in its story.

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. It says it'll take "whatever appropriate action is necessary".

Bezos, Amazon.com and the newspaper he owns privately, the Washington Post, have all been targets of attacks on Twitter by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post".

However, in the interests of expediating this situation, and with The Washington Post poised to publish unsubstantiated rumors of The National Enquirer's initial report, I wanted to describe to you the photos obtained during our newsgathering.

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Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to aiding the payment to McDougal and other crimes, for which he'll begin serving a three-year federal prison sentence next month.

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Bezos's suggestion is apparently based on his investigator de Becker's belief that the text messages were obtained not by a private entity hacking his or Sanchez's phones, but by a "government entity" accessing their texting records-presumably, the Saudis.

Mr Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, said last month they were getting divorced.

Federal prosecutors in NY are probing whether the National Enquirer's parent company violated a cooperation agreement in its handling of the story regarding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Howard also said that AMI did not level any threats against "either Joe or Mika or their children in connection with our reporting on the story".

Bezos retained Gavin de Becker to investigate the revelation of his 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.

The thesis of the article, as revealed in the headline, was a simple and straightforward one: "If AMI's Jeff Bezos Shakedown Was Criminal, They Can Kiss Their Non-Prosecution Agreement Goodbye". In the blog, Bezos said that the tabloid had published "intimate text messages from me".

The hush-money payment, and a similar one to another woman, was made on the eve of Trump's 2016 presidential election victory.

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