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Conglomerate Amazon founder-cum-chief Jeffery P. Bezos on Thursday lashed out at National Enquirer, a U.S. tabloid which allegedly tried extorting money from the billionaire threatening to publish some intimate photographs.
 
Taking the issue online, the business tycoon wrote a blog on Medium stating that the National Enquirer blackmailed him by intimidating to publish “intimate photos” of him with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.
 
Bezos accused the tabloid of extortion and backed his claim with the full text of emails his representatives received in the matter.  
 
Bezos, who owns Washington Post, has been in tough terms with the U.S. president Donald Trump since the newspaper started investigations into the involvement of Russia in the previous US elections.

Meanwhile, Trump and National Enquirer are in mutual benefit terms as the tabloid admitted that there was foul play involved in the accusations it fired against the president about the sexual affair story it cooked between a former Playboy model and Trump.
 
from executives with the magazine’s parent company American Media Inc (AMI).

The explosive blog post titled “No thank you, Mr Pecker,” alleges that the chief content officer Dylan Howard, American Media Inc (AMI) which is the parent company of the tabloid threated Bezos through the shared emails.
 
“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,” Bezos wrote. “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,” Bezos wrote in the blog.
 
The National Enquirer had claimed that it had evidence that the Amazon CEO Bezos was planning a vacation with his so-called mistress.
 
The reports were published soon after Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced their intention to divorce.
 
AMI had demanded Bezos to make a “false public statement” that the tabloid’s reports on the extramarital affair was not politically coloured, read the post.
 
After an investigation by Gavin de Becker, a private security consultant to Bezos, the source of the leaks was revealed as the Enquirer. 

The world’s richest and one of the most influential man also points at the alleged association of Trump with AMI. He also made several references to his clashes with the U.sS. president within the context of his claims against the tabloid.