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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

CNN

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.
WSJ.com: US Business

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…
Newser

National Enquirer Publisher Cops to Hush-Money Payment

December 12, 2018 |

The US attorney’s office in New York says it won’t prosecute the National Enquirer ‘s parent company over its efforts to suppress an embarrassing story about Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, the AP reports. The agreement was announced Wednesday shortly after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced…
Newser

Report: Enquirer Had 20 Years of Buried Trump Stories

August 30, 2018 |

Last week, the AP reported that the National Enquirer kept unpublished stories about Donald Trump locked away in safe . Now the New York Times adds a coda: Trump tried to buy everything in that safe, stories going back about 20 years. The newspaper reports that Trump discussed the strategy with…
Newser

Report: Enquirer Stashed Trump Stories in a Safe

August 24, 2018 |

The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement tell the AP . The detail came amid reports that federal prosecutors…
Newser