Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ alleged nude photos and racy texts were leaked to the National Enquirer by his mistress’ Trump-fan brother, according to a report Sunday.
The National Enquirer published Bezos’ text exchanges with Lauren Sanchez in January, sparking Bezos to start an investigation through a private security company.
A bombshell report in the Daily Beast says it was Sanchez’s brother, Michael Sanchez, who supplied the racy text messages to the check-out line tabloid.
Among the many texts quoted in the Enquirer was this one from Bezos to his lover in July: “I am crazy about you. All of you. I need to smell and touch you.”
Sanchez “believed the Enquirer pursued its story about Bezos with ‘President Trump’s knowledge and appreciation,’ ” according to documents the Daily Beast reviewed.
Sanchez thinks the Enquirer pursued the story so vigorously because of “Republican operatives … who THINK Jeff gets up every morning and has a WaPo [Washington Post] meeting to plot its next diabolical attack on President Trump,” the documents reviewed by the Daily Beast revealed. Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post, a Trump nemesis.
Bezos’ private investigator, Gavin de Becker, said that his investigation has closed and the results will be handed over to authorities.
De Becker did not name his primary suspect or what his investigation uncovered.
The Daily News reported Friday that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan is examining whether emails sent to Bezos by Pecker’s deputies could be a violation of the non-prosecution deal that Pecker and AMI entered into in the Michael Cohen case.
The Daily Beast’s revelation came hours after a lawyer for David Pecker, the CEO of American Media Inc. — the Enquirer’s owner — denied his client had any involvement with a blackmail or extortion scheme involving Bezos, Sanchez and the Enquirer.
“It absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail,” lawyer Elkan Abramowitz told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday.
“What happened was the story was given to the National Enquirer by a reliable source that had given information to the National Enquirer for seven years prior to this story. It was a source that was well known both to Mr. Bezos and Ms. Sanchez.”