Source: Crazy Days and Nights

That really rich guy who cheated on his wife with someone who was cheating on her boyfriend and husband with the rich guy is getting some revenge.

Apparently he is behind the shell company that is set to purchase the tabloid that tried to blackmail him.

Jeff Bezos

Cheated on: MacKenzie Scott

Lauren Sánchez

Husband: Patrick Whitsell

Tabloid: The National Enquirer

Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of extortion, shows emails threatening to publish nude selfies

In a blog headlined “No thank you, Mr. Pecker,” Jeff Bezos claims a lawyer for David Pecker’s National Enquirer sent an email threatening to post sexual pictures the Amazon CEO had texted to his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, including a “below the belt selfie.”

Bezos says the tabloid’s owner, AMI, asked him to “make the specific false public statement to the press that we ‘have no knowledge or basis for suggesting that AMI’s coverage was politically motivated or influenced by political forces.’”

He was referring to the Enquirer’s expose of Bezos’ affair with Sanchez.

AMI insists it did nothing illegal but would investigate further. – Source

National Enquirer paid $200,000 to mistress’ brother for Bezos’ texts: Report

The National Enquirer’s publisher paid the brother of Jeff Bezos’ mistress $200,000 for racy texts that the Amazon founder sent to her, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ lover Lauren Sanchez, allegedly sold those private messages to American Media Inc. for the hefty sum, people familiar with the matter told the publication. Bezos and his allies had earlier speculated that the White House or Saudi Arabia might have been involved in the publication’s expose.

The Daily Beast, citing multiple sources inside AMI, first reported last month that Michael Sanchez supplied the texts to the supermarket tabloid. NBC News has not independently confirmed the Journal’s or The Daily Beast’s reporting. – Source

No thank you, Mr. Pecker

Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.

AMI, the owner of the National Enquirer, led by David Pecker, recently entered into an immunity deal with the Department of Justice related to their role in the so-called “Catch and Kill” process on behalf of President Trump and his election campaign. Mr. Pecker and his company have also been investigated for various actions they’ve taken on behalf of the Saudi Government.

And sometimes Mr. Pecker mixes it all together:

“After Mr. Trump became president, he rewarded Mr. Pecker’s loyalty with a White House dinner to which the media executive brought a guest with important ties to the royals in Saudi Arabia. At the time, Mr. Pecker was pursuing business there while also hunting for financing for acquisitions…”

Federal investigators and legitimate media have of course suspected and proved that Mr. Pecker has used the Enquirer and AMI for political reasons. And yet AMI keeps claiming otherwise:

“American Media emphatically rejects any assertion that its reporting was instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or otherwise.”

Of course, legitimate media have been challenging that assertion for a long time:

I didn’t know much about most of that a few weeks ago when intimate texts messages from me were published in the National Enquirer. I engaged investigators to learn how those texts were obtained, and to determine the motives for the many unusual actions taken by the Enquirer. As it turns out, there are now several independent investigations looking into this matter.

To lead my investigation, I retained Gavin de Becker. I’ve known Mr. de Becker for twenty years, his expertise in this arena is excellent, and he’s one of the smartest and most capable leaders I know. I asked him to prioritize protecting my time since I have other things I prefer to work on and to proceed with whatever budget he needed to pursue the facts in this matter.

Here’s a piece of context: My ownership of the Washington Post is a complexifier for me. It’s unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongly conclude I am their enemy.

President Trump is one of those people, obvious by his many tweets. Also, The Post’s essential and unrelenting coverage of the murder of its columnist Jamal Khashoggi is undoubtedly unpopular in certain circles. – Source

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