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Bezos Probe Concludes Mistress’ Brother was Enquirer Source

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. The findings add to the intrigue surrounding the clash between the pro-Trump tabloid and the world’s richest man. Bezos’ investigat...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Ap, Playboy, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Josh Marshall


WSJ: National Enquirer Publisher Asked DOJ If It Should Register As Saudi Agent

National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. asked the Justice Department whether it should register as a Saudi agent, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper reported that a redacted letter published by the DOJ’s Foreign Agents Registration Act unit was addressed to American Media. The letter concerned the company’s release of a magazine praising Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, published to coincide with a visit he took to Washington in March 2018. “According to your submission...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, WSJ, Trump, Bezos, Michael Cohen, Mohammad Bin Salman, American Media, American Media Inc


Jeff Bezos Weighs Options While National Enquirer Publisher Goes on Defensive

Photos and other details about Bezos’s extramarital affair came from “a reliable source” known to Bezos -- and not from President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia or Trump adviser Roger Stone, said Elkan Abramowitz, an attorney for David Pecker, the chairman of American Media Inc. “It was a usual story that National Enquirer gets from reliable sources,” Abramowitz said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Tags: Science, Abc, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Trump, Bezos, Roger Stone, Abramowitz, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Elkan Abramowitz, Donald Trump Saudi Arabia


Lawyer for National Enquirer's CEO denies the tabloid extorted Jeff Bezos

An attorney representing American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker says his client did not engage in extortion or blackmail against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Tags: Amazon, News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, American Media Inc, David Pecker


Saudi Arabia denies role in Jeff Bezos affair, as the National Enquirer's attorney let slip details about its source

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday that the kingdom had nothing to do with leaking Jeff Bezos' texts to the National Enquirer, and that the whole saga sounds like a "soap opera." In his explosive blog last week, Bezos pointed to links between the National Enquirer and the Saudis, as well as to his own publication the Washington Post's coverage of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An attorney for AMI — the Enquirer's publisher — also denied that Saudi Arabia had anything to do wi...
Tags: Post, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Istanbul, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, Al Jubeir


Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies Enquirer tried to extort Bezos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a “reliable source” well-known to Bezos […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Elkan Abromowitz


A Brief Timeline Of All Of The Shady ‘National Enquirer’ Doings, Pre-Bezos

Just in case you haven’t been following along, here’s the deal. “The Enquirer makes no pretense of following journalistic norms, and its parent company has a longer history of ethical indiscretions. The warning signs have been there, from David Pecker’s early years in magazine publishing.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Issues, Bezos, David Pecker, 02.08.19


Saudi Arabia denies involvement in leak of Jeff Bezos’ private messages

In his extraordinary Medium post last week accusing American Media Inc of “extortion and blackmail,” Bezos hinted (but did not explicitly state) that there may be a connection between Saudi Arabia and the publication of his personal messages with Lauren Sanchez. Now Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs has denied it was involved, stating during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the Saudi government had “nothing to do with it.” Last month, the National Enquirer published a serie...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Post, Politics, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Cbs, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Trump, Bezos


Pecker Attorney Denies Bezos Blackmail Claims: ‘All That AMI Wanted Was The Truth’

A lawyer for American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker on Sunday denied that the National Enquirer, an AMI property, blackmailed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos by threatening to release explicit photos he shared during an extramarital affair. “It absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail,” Pecker attorney Elkan Abramowitz told ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. Abramowitz also denied that the story was motivated by Pecker’s connections to President Donald Trump. BREAKING: Elkan Abramowitz, the a...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, AMI, Enquirer, Abramowitz, Michael Sanchez


David Pecker’s Attorney Claims AMI Threat To Publish Bezos Pics Wasn’t Blackmail

The National Enquirer's parent company was simply involved in a "negotiation" with Bezos, the attorney claimed.
Tags: News, National Enquirer, Bezos, David Pecker


Lawyer for National Enquirer's CEO denies the tabloid extorted Jeff Bezos

An attorney representing American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker says his client did not engage in extortion or blackmail against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, American Media Inc, David Pecker


The National Enquirer vs. Jeff Bezos: Legal experts break down what's at stake in battle between the world's wealthiest man and a supermarket tabloid

Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," sources told The New York Times. Bezos published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the supermarket tabloid says...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Playboy, Fine, Anderson Cooper, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Times, The Washington Post, New Yorker, Trump


Bezos won't be blackmailed by a naked selfie

Naked selfies or no naked selfies, Jeff Bezos is not going to be blackmailed or extorted by anybody. That's what Bezos, the Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post, told David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer, in a blog post on Medium that had a lot of people making the wide-eyed emoji face Thursday.
Tags: Amazon, News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, The Washington Post, Bezos, David Pecker


Opinion: 'So over the top'

Naked selfies or no naked selfies, Jeff Bezos is not going to be blackmailed or extorted by anybody. That's what Bezos, the Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post, told David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer, in a blog post on Medium that had a lot of people making the wide-eyed emoji face Thursday.
Tags: Amazon, News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, The Washington Post, Bezos, David Pecker


'So over the top'

Naked selfies or no naked selfies, Jeff Bezos is not going to be blackmailed or extorted by anybody. That's what Bezos, the Amazon founder, told David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer, in a blog post that had a lot of people making the wide-eyed emoji face Thursday. Commentators had a lot to say about this and more this week...
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, David Pecker


'Absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail': AMI CEO David Pecker's attorney

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," AMI CEO David Pecker's attorney Elkan Abramowitz responds to Jeff Bezos' extortion and blackmail allegations against the National Enquirer.
Tags: News, Jeff Bezos, George Stephanopoulos, David Pecker, Elkan Abramowitz


The dubious characters who surround Trump

From MBS to David Pecker, this solar system of dubious characters circling the president has become another unseemly trait in an administration stained by conflicts of interests and assaults on norms of decency, writes Frida Ghitis.
Tags: Cnn, Trump, David Pecker


Bezos flags 'Saudi angle' in alleged extortion attempt

Jeff Bezos' stunning accusation that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him mentioned the close ties between the paper's publisher, David Pecker, and President Donald Trump -- and a second, less well-known connection.
Tags: News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, David Pecker


Actor Terry Crews says the National Enquirer's publisher tried to 'silence' him with fake stories as Jeff Bezos accuses the tabloid of blackmail

Terry Crews has accused American Media Inc (AMI), publisher of the National Enquirer, of making up a false story to "silence" him. Crews said Radar Online, which is owned by AMI, tried to run a fake story about him buying prostitutes after he went public in accusing a talent agent of sexual assault. He published an alleged email from Radar Online back in 2017, and said the publication did not run the story because it was fake and he had publicly exposed them. Crews resurfaced his allegations a...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Saudi Arabia, Trends, MacBook Air, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Terry Crews, The Washington Post, Board, Senate Judiciary Committee, Bezos, Monte Carlo, AMI, Crews, Ronan Farrow


Medium, the blog site Jeff Bezos used to attack the Enquirer, won't say whether the post violated its rules — but it says Bezos won't get paid a dime (AMZN)

Medium isn't commenting on whether or not Jeff Bezos violated its terms of service with his astonishing post on Thursday. The online publishing site also won't say whether Bezos gave it a heads up before he published it. But Medium did confirm that, no matter how many people like his post, he won't get paid for it. When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos decided to accuse David Pecker, the CEO of National Enquirer's parent company, of blackmail on Thursday, he chose an interesting way to do it: a post on ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Trends, Williams, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Evan Williams, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, David Pecker, Louise Mtsakis


Medium, the blog site Jeff Bezos used to attack the Enquirer, won't say whether the post violated its rules — but it says Bezos wont get paid a dime (AMZN)

Medium isn't commenting on whether or not Jeff Bezos violated its terms of service with his astonishing post on Thursday. The online publishing site also won't say whether Bezos gave it a heads up before he published it. But Medium did confirm that, no matter how many people like his post, he won't get paid for it. When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos decided to accuse David Pecker, the CEO of National Enquirer's parent company, of blackmail on Thursday, he chose an interesting way to do it: a post on ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Trends, Williams, MacBook Air, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Evan Williams, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, David Pecker, Louise Mtsakis


Bezos flags 'Saudi angle' in alleged extortion

Jeff Bezos' stunning accusation that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him mentioned the close ties between the paper's publisher, David Pecker, and President Donald Trump -- and a second, less well-known connection.
Tags: News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, David Pecker


Jeff Bezos flags 'Saudi angle' in alleged extortion attempt

Jeff Bezos' stunning accusation that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him mentioned the close ties between the paper's publisher, David Pecker, and President Donald Trump -- and a second, less well-known connection.
Tags: News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, David Pecker


Bezos flags 'Saudi angle' in alleged AMI extortion attempt

Jeff Bezos' stunning accusation that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him mentioned the close ties between the paper's publisher, David Pecker, and President Donald Trump -- and a second, less well-known connection.
Tags: Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, David Pecker


Feds reportedly investigating whether publisher of the National Enquirer violated agreement with prosecutors

AMI, the publisher of the Enquirer, and its owner, David Pecker, made a deal with prosecutors over the tabloid's involvement in hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential election; analysis from former prosecutor Katie Cherkasky.
Tags: News, National Enquirer, Enquirer, David Pecker


Jeff Bezos' security team thinks a 'government entity' may have accessed the Amazon CEO's texts, Washington Post reporter says

Jeff Bezos and his private investigators are floating the theory that a "government entity" may have accessed the Amazon CEO's personal texts, Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia said Thursday night on MSNBC. The comments were made hours after Bezos penned a viral Medium blog post accusing the National Enquirer's publisher of "extortion and blackmail" by threatening to release his nude photos unless he agreed to their terms. The National Enquirer previously published an exposé on Bez...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Kim Kardashian, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Becker, Roger Stone


How the National Enquirer's David Pecker, 'the bad boy of magazines,' went from betraying Trump to facing off with Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos name-checked American Media, Inc. CEO and National Enquirer Publisher David Pecker in a Medium post that said the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him. Bezos' mention of Pecker sparked headlines that harped on the double entendre, but it's just the latest controversy involving the longtime media boss. Once called the "bad boy of magazine publishing," Pecker is a successful media boss who was most recently also at the center of a controversy surrounding President Donal...
Tags: Amazon, Kim Kardashian, Washington Post, Trends, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Cbs, Hachette, Bill, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Times, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Elle, Trump


Ex-Enquirer Editor: Bezos Story Was ‘Means Of Kissing And Making Up With’ Trump

A former senior editor for the National Enquirer said Friday that he believes the tabloid’s story on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ infidelity was a way for the publishing company’s chief executive to make amends with President Trump. Jerry George, who previous worked as Los Angeles bureau chief and a senior editor for the Enquirer, told CNBC that there was “somewhat of a falling out” between American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker and Trump after AMI reached a non-prosecution agreement with federal pro...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Cnbc, Trump, Bezos, Mueller, AMI, Enquirer, American Media Inc, David Pecker, David Taintor


Could the National Enquirer—Bezos scandal end AMI's federal plea deal?

Prosecutors "are reviewing the National Enquirer's handling of their Jeff Bezos reporting to determine if the company may have violated a cooperation deal reached with prosecutors last year," per Evan Perez and Kara Scannell of CNN, citing two sources familiar with the matter. Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg reported the news separately around the same time: Scoop: Prosecutors are reviewing whether National Enquirer’s messages to Jeff Bezos about his affair violated tabloid’s deal to avoid prose...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Bloomberg, US news, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Jennifer Jacobs, Mueller, AMI, Southern District, Evan Perez


Jeff Bezos 'blackmail' claim puts focus on National Enquirer links to Trump

The Amazon CEO has accused the tabloid of threatening to publish nude images of him to stop him investigating acquisition of intimate text messagesA sprawling international scandal involving Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and world’s richest man, and allegations of “extortion and blackmail” by a tabloid publisher, threatened on Friday to also engulf Donald Trump as several key questions went unanswered.Bezos alleges that David Pecker, owner of the National Enquirer and longtime friend of the US...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, US, US news, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, David Pecker