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Here’s Who Bought National Enquirer

April 19, 2019 |

The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News, the AP reports. Tabloid owner American Media says it is selling the supermarket weekly to James Cohen. The deal comes after a rocky year for the tabloid in which it was caught up…
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Did the National Enquirer get Jeff Bezos’ texts by paying $200,000 to his lover’s brother?

March 19, 2019 |

The National Enquirer’s publisher paid $ 200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and his lover Lauren Sanchez, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid’s publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez,…


L.A. Times – Business

Report: Enquirer Paid Brother of Bezos’ Girlfriend $200K

March 19, 2019 |

The brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend provided the National Enquirer with racy texts the Amazon founder sent to Lauren Sanchez and was handsomely rewarded for doing so, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The insiders say David Pecker, CEO of Enquirer parent company American Media Inc. and a President Trump…
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From Bezos to Dr. Phil, the Enquirer Turns to Bare Knuckle Tactics

February 16, 2019 |

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos joins the ranks of celebrities, including fitness guru Richard Simmons and talk-show host “Dr. Phil,” who have had to deal with the no-holds-barred approach of the National Enquirer.
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Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies National Enquirer tried to extort Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

February 10, 2019 |

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…


L.A. Times – Business

National Enquirer owner says it ‘acted lawfully’ toward Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

February 10, 2019 |

National Enquirer owner American Media Inc. pushed back Friday against Amazon.com Inc. chief Jeff Bezos’ accusation that the magazine and its publisher — a confidant of President Trump — had tried to blackmail and extort him.

“American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully,” the company…


L.A. Times – Business

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Jeff Bezos applauded for going public about Enquirer

February 9, 2019 |

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.
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Prosecutors Weigh Whether National Enquirer Violated Earlier Agreement

February 9, 2019 |

Federal prosecutors are examining whether the National Enquirer’s dealings with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos violated a nonprosecution agreement the tabloid’s publisher signed last year.
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of extortion over intimate photos

February 8, 2019 |

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he was the target of an extortion and blackmail effort by the National Enquirer, which he accused of threatening to publish intimate pictures of him unless he backed off an investigation of the tabloid.

In an extraordinary post to the online…


L.A. Times – Business

Jeff Bezos Accuses Owner of Enquirer of Extortion

February 8, 2019 |

Jeff Bezos has just put up a remarkable blog post on Medium in which he accuses the publisher of the National Enquirer of “extortion and blackmail.” The Amazon CEO says that instead of giving in, he’s going public with the threats—even publishing the letters sent to him by American…
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