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Technology Jeff Bezos Urges Judge to Dismiss Suit by Girlfriend’s Brother

10:30  04 february  2020
10:30  04 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos hit back at the estranged brother of his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, asking a California judge to throw out a defamation suit filed against him last week by Michael Sanchez.

Bezos’ response, filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, called Sanchez’s claims baseless and said the suit amounted to an attempt to chill Bezos’ ability to exercise his right of free speech. He cited a California law allowing for the swift dismissal of suits that inpinge such rights and lack a strong legal basis.

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NEW YORK — Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos ' s girlfriend , is suing the Amazon founder for defamation, alleging that Bezos and his team falsely told reporters that Sanchez provided nude photos of Bezos to the The National Enquirer.In the complaint filed Friday night in Los Angeles

The brother of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ’ s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez sued the multi-billionaire over The suit also accused Bezos and Lauren Sanchez of keeping their affair a secret based on the advice of “Michael is my older brother . He secretly provided my most personal information to the National

Sanchez claimed in his suit that Bezos and his security consultant Gavin de Becker falsely and publicly accused him of providing nude photographs of Bezos to the National Enquirer, which published an expose of Bezos’ affair with Sanchez’s sister in January 2019. In his response, Bezos said Sanchez failed to point to a single example of him or de Becker making such an accusation.

In a post on the site Medium a few weeks after the Enquirer story, Bezos wrote that the Enquirer had warned him that it would publish embarrassing personal photos of him unless he stopped suggesting the tabloid and its owner, American Media Inc., had pursued a story about his relationship for political motives.

At the time, the publisher had recently entered into a non-prosecution agreement over claims that Enquirer editors had sought to assist Donald Trump, a friend of American Media CEO David Pecker, during the 2016 election by suppressing potentially harmful stories about the candidate’s earlier affairs. As president, Trump has made clear his dislike for Bezos, who owns the Washington Post.

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Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos ' s girlfriend , is suing the Amazon founder for defamation, alleging that Bezos and his team A lawyer for Bezos said his client will address Sanchez' s lawsuit in court “very soon." In a prepared statement provided by her lawyer, Lauren Sanchez said her “family is

Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos ' s girlfriend , is suing the Amazon founder for defamation, alleging that Bezos and his The lawsuit says Bezos began his affair with Sanchez' s sister, Lauren, in 2017, when her production company was hired to do work for Bezos ' s space exploration company.

The story has since expanded into an international controversy, boosted by allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince participated in a hack of his phone.

The case is Sanchez v. Bezos, 20STCV04212, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County (Los Angeles).

To contact the reporters on this story: Greg Farrell in New York at gregfarrell@bloomberg.net;Christian Berthelsen in New York at cberthelsen1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Tina Davis at tinadavis@bloomberg.net, Anthony Lin, Steve Stroth

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