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MoneyBezos' girlfriend shared his texts, photos with friends before Enquirer leak

14:20  12 february  2019
14:20  12 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

As questions linger around Jeff Bezos' explosive suggestions, identity of tabloid leaker is confirmed

As questions linger around Jeff Bezos' explosive suggestions, identity of tabloid leaker is confirmed The brother of the woman with whom Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was in a relationship was the person who tipped off the National Enquirer to their relationship, two people with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN on Wednesday. The mystery of who provided the National Enquirer with information about the romance between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez has sparked much intrigue. Bezos launched an investigation into the matter, and the person leading that investigation has said evidence suggests it was a politically motivated leak.

Jeff Bezos ' girlfriend has privately acknowledged that she shared some photos and texts from the Amazon founder with several female friends , adding to It could not be determined whether any of the material that Sanchez shared with friends was sexually explicit. But it casts the probe in a new light

Jeff Bezos reportedly ‘embarrassed’ after new girlfriend shared their private texts with friend . As he celebrates his 55th birthday, Amazon boss While The Enquirer called Ms Sanchez the billionaire’s ‘mistress’, Mr Bezos maintained he and his wife had “a long period of loving exploration and trial

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Jeff Bezos' girlfriend has privately acknowledged that she shared some photos and texts from the Amazon founder with several female friends, adding to the mystery of who leaked salacious material to the National Enquirer, according to a source close to the couple.

In addition, the girlfriend, television personality Lauren Sanchez, also had the contents of her computer downloaded onto her assistant's computer for safekeeping, according to the source.

What's more, investigators for Bezos are aware that Sanchez shared the photos and texts because, with her cooperation, they were able to trace the material in the cloud, where most computer and phone messages and images are stored.

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Jeff Bezos shared his wife's pillow talk in a text message with married lover Lauren Sanchez (with him left), and mentioned U2 lead singer Bono (right) in another, a new report has claimed. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos announced they are divorcing, through a joint statement

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. The brother of former Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez reportedly leaked texts and photos shared between her and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos .

It could not be determined whether any of the material that Sanchez shared with friends was sexually explicit. But it casts the probe in a new light at a time when Bezos, who owns The Washington Post, is accusing the Enquirer's parent company of trying to blackmail him over still-unpublished nude photos and intimate texts.

The firm, American Media Inc., owned by President Trump's friend David Pecker, has insisted that it obtained the Bezos texts and pictures lawfully.

In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Pecker's lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, while saying there was "absolutely" no blackmail or extortion, described the leaker as a man, "somebody close to both Bezos and Miss Sanchez," who has provided information to the Enquirer for seven years. Abramowitz refused to say whether he was talking about Michael Sanchez, Lauren's brother, who has drawn scrutiny in the case.

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Did Donald Trump allies leak Jeff Bezos ’ texts … Share this Jeff Bezos ’ personal security team, looking into how his intimate text messages with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were obtained by The National Enquirer , are focusing on whether the leak was politically motivated to embarrass one of

Bezos and Sanchez are believed to have been seeing each other for at least the past nine months, according The racy messages allegedly show erotic photos months before the new couple says they started dating Bezos , who is worth an estimated 0 billion, is now divorcing his wife of 25 years

The Daily Beast quoted "multiple sources inside AMI" as saying that Michael Sanchez provided the Bezos texts to the Enquirer.

Asked for comment, Sanchez told me: "Multiple potential suspects in the leaks were investigated. Of all those possible suspects, I'm the only one who never had access to below-the-belt selfies. So any attempt to implicate me in this is 100 percent false."

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The source said Lauren Sanchez also shared a few innocuous Bezos texts and pictures with her brother, including a shot of the couple posing on a mountaintop, out of a sense of love and pride. Investigators did not ask to examine Michael Sanchez's computer or phone.

Gavin de Becker, the prominent security consultant who is overseeing the probe for Bezos, declined to comment.

De Becker has interviewed Michael Sanchez as part of the leak probe, and for that reason has dismissed Sanchez's disparaging comments about him. Bezos has called de Becker "one of the smartest and most capable leaders I know."

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The leaked texts included various private, personal exchanges between Lauren Bezos and his wife announced they were divorcing after 25 years or marriage shortly before the Enquirer 's story hit. Bezos wrote that AMI threatened to publish more private information and photos unless he backed off.

Enquirer 's parent company, AMI, demanded that Bezos drop his private investigation, according to the emails released by Bezos . He hired Gavin de Becker to investigate who leaked the messages to the National Enquirer and the motivation behind it, before posting correspondence from the magazine

Sanchez himself told Bezos and his sister when the story broke that he would have to be investigated because of his proximity to the couple. He specifically assured them that he is not the leaker.

Michael Sanchez, a Hollywood talent manager, has tried, with little success, to play a peacemaking role. Days before the Enquirer published the story about Bezos' affair, the tabloid sent Sanchez a letter — with 44 bullet points — requesting comment.

Michael Sanchez planned to fly to New York to find out what evidence the tabloid had and try to soften the story while pointing out factual errors. He made arrangements to sit down with Dylan Howard, a longtime friend who is the tabloid company's top news executive. Sanchez kept in communication with the couple and de Becker about his intermediary role and planned a conference call with them once he was briefed on the details of the pending Enquirer story.

But Bezos decided to preempt the story by tweeting about his planned divorce from his wife, McKenzie. At that point, AMI executives refused to meet with Sanchez and soon published the piece.

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Bezos has accused the tabloid of blackmailing him in an attempt to end his investigation into how they obtained his texts for a piece published in December. He also offered this hint as to the identity of the leaker: “The story was given to the National Enquirer by a reliable source that had given

But Bezos and his team of investigators say it was all part of an extortion plot and are zeroing in on Contacted by CBS News, a person close to Michael Sanchez dismissed allegations of his Regardless of how the texts got leaked , Viollis says he's surprised someone as high-profile as Bezos

Still, Michael Sanchez kept trying to broker a cease-fire. He arranged a photo op with Lauren Sanchez as she went to a Santa Monica airport and got on a helicopter, with AMI's Us Weekly running the "exclusive" pictures under the headline "All Smiles: First Photos Show Jeff Bezos' Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez Carefree After Scandal."

But that limited cooperation imploded late last week when Bezos accused AMI of trying to blackmail him, posting a company email suggesting that his nude selfies could be published unless he stopped accusing the Enquirer of a politically motivated hit job.

The behind-the-scenes battle turns on fundamental questions about Bezos' strategy. Is he a journalistic hero, praised by Bob Woodward, taking a brave stand against terrible tabloid tactics? Or, as Michael Sanchez has argued, has Bezos inflamed the situation and turned one embarrassing episode into a nonstop national soap opera?

Michael Sanchez is a Trump supporter, and his connections to Trump World figures caught up in the Robert Mueller probe have also come under scrutiny in light of the well-known acrimony between the president and Bezos.

Sanchez has twice met Roger Stone, who has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, and Carter Page once through a minor business deal. But he has been in touch with both men about the leaks and whether they might have involved hacking, according to electronic correspondence.

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His investigators have suggested the Enquirer 's coverage of his affair - which included the release of risque texts - was driven by dirty politics. It reported that Bezos sent 'sleazy text messages and gushing love notes' to Sanchez, months before Bezos announced he was splitting up with his wife

An attorney for the National Enquirer says the person who leaked the text messages between Jeff National Enquirer attorney says leaker of texts between Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his mistress Bezos claimed on Thursday that AMI later threatened to expose his revealing photos if he didn't

In fact, Michael Sanchez proposed that de Becker, and possibly Bezos himself, sit down with Page in a secure location to discuss the security aspects of the leak. De Becker seemed interested, but no meeting materialized. Sanchez told me that Bezos, his sister, and de Becker knew of every conversation he has had with Page and Stone. The Washington Post reported that both Page and Stone have denied any involvement in the Bezos leak.

The stakes are sky-high for all sides. AMI is under an immunity deal with federal prosecutors after Pecker acknowledged his involvement in hush-money payments to Trump accusers, and any finding of improper behavior now could have legal consequences.

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Lauren Sanchez, a former L.A. television host, has been an entertainment reporter, host of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," and runs a film production company. She is married to Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO of powerhouse talent agency William Morris Endeavor.

Bezos is not only facing personal embarrassment, but his divorce could impact his Amazon fortune and perhaps the company itself.

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