Bezos Fights Back on National Enquirer Blackmail on Extramarital Affair

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[스페셜경제= Dongsu Kim] founder Jeff Bezos has accused the National Enquirer of “trying to blackmail him over lewd pictures.”

Observers were rattled when Jeff and wife of 25 years Mackenzie announced last month that they were getting a divorce, sending analysts and economists into speculating what that would mean to both the enormous riches between them as well as to the company.

The BBC reported that Bezos made the statement because the National Enquirer has already come after Bezos before by “carrying reports about the tech titan’s extramarital affair.” What’s more, Bezos also fires back at the National Enquirer for a blackmail attempt that they had recently orchestrated.

Through an email, he said that the National Enquirer, whose parent company American Media Inc (AMI), said that it would not hesitate to release “intimate photos” of Bezos and lover and former TV host Lauren Sanchez.

He then proceeded to release the email “exactly” as they had sent it. That had gotten him into a bit of a bind with the AMI, which has been known to have ties with the current administration. Since Bezos remains one of President Donald Trump’s critics, the angle of political motivation cannot be discounted.

What’s more, Bezos owns the Washington Post, a little bit of information in this ordeal that has made Bezos aware that he had managed to get himself on the bad side of “certain powerful people”, which observers can only assume is none other Trump, or AMI’s boss himself, David Pecker.

Consequently, after Bezos braved releasing the private message on a blog post Thursday, AMI had reportedly come to him and said they “wanted him to drop an investigation into how it obtained his private messages.” Except Bezos had fought back by saying:

"I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten."

제프 베토스, 로렌 산체스와의 불륜 사실화?..산체스, 평소 '부'에 집착해

[스페셜경제= 김동수 기자] 아마존 설립자이자 세계 최고 갑부인 제프 베조스가 불륜설에 휩싸여 충격을 안겼다.

상대는 폭스TV앵커 출신인 로렌 산체스며, 이들의 사이는 산체스의 한 익명의 친구가 내셔널 인콰이어러 잡지에 폭로해 밝혀졌다.

산체스는 평소에도 베조스의 재산에 관심이 많았던 것으로 전해지며, 잘 사는 것에 집착이 심했다고 전해진다.

한편 산체스는 3세대 멕시코계 미국인으로, 어려웠던 가정 형편을 이겨내고 사우스캘리포니아대학에 진학했다.

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