A lawyer was representing American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker says his shopper didn’t have interaction in extortion or blackmail against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Legal professional Elkan Abramowitz additionally rejects the “Saudi angle” superior by Bezos in Thursday’s weblog publish, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker.”
Talking on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Abramowitz mentioned the first supply for the Enquirer’s investigation into Bezos’ love life was a longtime tipster for the tabloid journal. The final month the Enquirer printed an in-depth story about Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. “It is not Saudi Arabia. It is not President Trump. It isn’t Roger Stone.”
Abramowitz stated he could not affirm or deny if Lauren Sanchez’s brother Michael were the tipster. Michael Sanchez is a California public relations govt who’s near Pecker, according to the Washington Post. “It was any person near each Bezos and Ms. Sanchez,” he mentioned.
After the Enquirer requested Bezos for remark final month about an alleged affair with Sanchez, Bezos, and his spouse, MacKenzie introduced that they have been divorcing “after a protracted interval of loving exploration and a trial separation.”
The Enquirer story hit later that day. The tabloid cited non-public textual content messages and images as proof. Bezos was known as for an investigation and put his safety chief Gavin de Becker in cost. At subject: How have been the texts obtained? Michael Sanchez — an enormous Trump booster with connections to Stone — was one of many topics of de Becker’s investigation.
The Washington Submit, which is owned by Bezos, labored on a narrative titled “Was tabloid exposé of Bezos affair simply juicy gossip or a political hit job?”
In an interview with the Submit, Michael Sanchez denied any wrongdoing and stated he was instructed by folks on the Enquirer’s dad or mum, American Media, that the tabloid was attempting to do “a takedown to make Trump joyful.”
Trump has been harshly crucial of Bezos, the Submit and Amazon for years. The President has accused Amazon of profiting from the US Put up the workplace and has known as the Washington Publish a lobbying group for Bezos. Trump has been shut with Pecker and the Enquirer for years.
Last year American Media, Pecker, and Chief Content Officer Dylan Howard struck an immunity deal with federal prosecutors. In trade, they cooperated within the hush cash case that ensnared Michael Cohen and implicated President Trump in marketing campaign finance allegations. Pecker and Howard had been thought to have “flipped” on Trump.