Later on, Friday, the 8th of February, owner of US tabloid, National Enquirer brushed aside Jeff Bezos’ accusations of “extortion and blackmailing”, chiding the allegations and saying that, their reporting on an extramarital relationship of Amazon.com Inc.
Chief Executive, billionaire Jeff Bezos was lawful, alongside, the newspaper would continue to investigate on the personal life of one of the world’s richest man. On Thursday, February the 7th, the Amazon.com Inc. chief accused the American Media Inc.
of trying to blackmail him with the threats of publishing “intimate photos”, he allegedly sent to his girlfriend, a former US Television anchor, unless he publicly said that the reporting of National Enquirer on him was not politically motivated.
According to a Bloomberg report published on Saturday, the 9th of February, the US attorney office in Manhattan has been currently reviewing whether the alleged extortion could violate a non-prosecution agreement. Given the close tie-up of National Enquirer with US president, Donald Trump had been criticizing Jeff Bezos and his newspaper, Washington Post, all over the Twitter in the past couple of days.
However, the connection between AMI and Donald Trump has been interesting, since the AMI had signed an agreement with federal prosecutor last year in a report connected to a hush-money payment of $1,50,000 to a former Playboy model, who claimed to be Trump’s girlfriend.
Nonetheless, the National Enquirer said in a statement, “American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos. ”