The magazine, owned by American Media Inc., revealed Mr Bezos's relationship with former TV news director Lauren Sanchez and Mr Bezos hired researchers to determine whether the article was politically motivated. Mr Bezos owns the Washington Post, which publishes critical articles about D. Trump, who sees Pecker as his close ally.
On Thursday, Mr. Bezos made an unexpected step and stated that the National Authorized Person was threatening to disclose more details and post photos if he did not stop the investigation. The online publication contained image descriptions of images.
"Instead of succumbing to rape and extortion, I decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite personal expenses and inconveniences," said Bezos in a media report. – Any personal problems that AMI can cause me to go to another plan, because the other thing is more important in this situation. If I can not resist rape in this situation, how many people can I do? "
Mr Bezos further considered that an attack on a national party could have triggered Washington Post articles about the murder of a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Yamal Khashoggia. "For reasons I do not yet understand, it strikes them as a very sensitive nerve," the billionaire wrote.
The AMI representative did not respond to the request for comments. According to AMI lawyer Jonas Fine, who has e-mails In a letter to Mr Bezos in his message on Thursday, the magazine was interested in Mr Bezos only because the media were interested in his wealth and position, but politics was by no means involved.
In one of them, Mr Fine proposed to Mr. Bezos to publish a joint statement in which he would have no reason to believe that AMI journalism was politically motivated.
In return, the media group would refrain from publishing articles and photographs with J. Bezos.
"It looks like a classic example of rape," says Zachary Elsea, lawyer from Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP in Santa Monica, California. The law defines rape as, inter alia, the acquisition of benefits from intimidation and the apparent threat of AMI to publish endangered photos if Mr Bezos does not comply with their requirements is fully in line with the definition, says Zs Elea.
Mr. Fine, who previously worked for Amazon, was sent by e-mail. did not respond immediately to a comment request. The White House also did not respond to the request for comments.
This is the last dispute between Mr Bezos and the President of the United States. D. He briefly reiterated the CEO of Amazon that he threatened the company with tax increases, antitrust enforcement and increased transport costs, while at the same time attacking Washington Post as a "scam". 2015 Mr Bezos offered to fly to Trump in space, but he avoided announcing the president by Thursday.
Last month, Mr. Bezos published a statement in Triton, which he signed with his wife, MacKenzie, who was married for 25 years, and announced plans to break the marriage. Only a few hours later, the first Enquirer article on his relationship with L. Sanchez appeared online. The next day, Short and TV, wished Mr. Bezos the success when he announced that the trial would be "nice".
On Thursday, Mr. Bezos announced that Mr. Pecker worked with federal prosecutors to investigate the payments made by National Enquirer before 2016. The presidential elections were held at the expense of at least one woman who admitted that she had a romantic relationship with D. Trump. The National Enquirer has claimed exclusive rights to the material, thereby ensuring that the awards will not be shared with other media, and these stories have never been published.
Mr. Bezosas is the largest shareholder of the Amazon with about 16 percent of the shares. shares of the company. Amazon's spokesman announced that the director and founder were still "involved in all aspects of Amazon's management". Mr Bezos and company representatives have not yet announced whether it intends to accelerate the periodic sale of Amazon shares. Amazon's spokesman declined to comment on Thursday.
Correspondence between Mr. Bezosom and AMI also touched on a legal dispute over picturesque paintings sent by Mr. Bezos to L. Sanchez. Mr Bezos claimed that his photographs belonged to him and that their joint use of copyright infringement would be. The AMI representative in one email message Letters answered: "Millions of Americans are interested in the success of Amazon, and your client remains the founder, president, CEO and president of this company, so his decisions reflected in his texts and photos are truly worthwhile publicity. "
For the analyst of Wedbush Securities, Michael Pachter, who has been following Amazon for many years, this argument proved to be questionable.
"I do not care about the personal life of Jeff Bezos, and not my mothers, if Trumpplandia forced him into mixing with dirt," says Pachtaker. "All this will not affect whether people want to continue shopping in Amazon."
American Media Inc. supports Anthony Melchiorre and his hedge fund Chatham Asset Management. A few years before Mr Trump's arrival at the White House, Melchiorre dropped the financial rescue round for Pecker and broke nearly 80%. shares.
The manager of billionaire hedge funds Leon Cooperman also invested money in the publisher. Last year, he said Chatham leadership was led by him.