Dayton Daily News
Bezos accuses National Enquirer of ‘extortion’
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, accused the owner of The National Enquirer on Thursday of trying “extortion and blackmail” to stop his investigation into how his private text messages and photos documenting his extramarital affair were leaked to the tabloid. In a personal online post, Bezos said intermediaries of David Pecker, chairman of American Media Inc., the owner of The Enquirer, had approached him to stop his investigation. Bezos said he had been told that if he refused, the publisher would make public risqué photos of him and the woman he was seeing, Lauren Sanchez.