Lauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is taking his battle with the National Enquirer to the court of public opinion. The world's richest man is accusing President Trump's friends at the National Enquirer of blackmail and extortion after the tabloid informed him "we've got your nudes."

Bezos has launched an investigation into the Enquirer's source of 10 photos that shows the Amazon founder and CEO in various stages of undress.

In an unusual blog post on Medium.com, Bezos claims the Enquirer's owner, AMI, threatened to publish his nudes if he didn't call off his investigation into how they acquired his nudes.

But the Enquirer's lawyers say the paper got the nudes "lawfully" and Bezos was not extorted because no demand for money was ever made.

Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post newspaper, never accused the tabloid of demanding money. He claimed the Enquirer wanted him to make a public statement that the Enquirer's coverage of him was not politically motivated.

This is where President Trump comes in.

Bezos is accusing AMI head David Pecker - Trump's close friend - of "weaponizing" his tabloid to ruin him for allowing the Washington Post to write all those negative stories about Trump.

In his lengthy blog post, Bezos did not provide proof that President Trump had anything to do with his nudes being dangled over Bezos's head like carrots.

In fact, the blame falls on Bezos himself for not using discretion or tact when he text his nudes to his mistress, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.

In his blog post titled, "No thank you, Mr. Pecker", Bezos included three emails sent to him by AMI detailing some of the photos that show him with Sanchez on a yacht.

"A shirtless Mr. Bezos holding his phone in his left hand - while wearing his wedding ring. He's wearing either tight black cargo pants or shorts - and his semi-erect manhood is penetrating the zipper of said garment."

"A naked selfie in a bathroom - while wearing his wedding ring. Mr. Bezos is wearing nothing but a white towel - and the top of his pubic region can be seen."

"Of course I don't want personal photos published, but I also won't participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption," Bezos wrote of AMI's tactics. "I prefer to stand up, roll this log over, and see what crawls out."

Bezos added: "They said they had more of my text messages and photos that they would publish if we didn't stop our investigation."

As part of his investigation into the leaker, Bezos had to wonder if his girlfriend's bother, Michael Sanchez, leaked the nudes to the Enquirer. Michael, who is an outspoken Trump supporter, denies he leaked anything.

AMI's relationship with Trump was the focus of Robert Mueller's probe into allegations of Russian collusion.

AMI admitted to its standard "catch-and-kill" practice - killing stories that might be politically harmful to Trump. The tabloid allegedly paid women who claimed to have affairs with Trump, and then killed their stories.

As part of a deal with federal prosecutors, the government agreed not to press charges against AMI as long as some top executives, including Pecker, cooperated with the investigation.

That was before the Bezos cheating scandal erupted in the headlines.

Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, tells Fox59 News, the allegations could potentially put federal prosecutors in an awkward position because of the deal they had already cut with AMI.

"It shows how complicated and dangerous it is to make an agreement with National Enquirer," Levenson said. "They may have to cooperate, but they’re continuing in their ongoing battle with Bezos and others."

  • HotInCleveland

    ???? Oh Please! As the richest man in the world I would tell the National Enquirer to fawk off, kiss my ass and post the dyck pics.

  • angelpat2812

    Who in tha hell wanna see his nudes?! Is this a "clickbait" article? Lol!

  • Phillybruh

    That's kind of what he did, but at the same time exposes them criminally. The owner of the enquirer has an immunity deal.

  • WhoKnew

    Not surprised. Glad he did not let them intimidate him.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    That's how rhey do it in rich people comunities nowadays. Send a threat or we'll expose your nude selfie... Didn't that happened with Clinton assistant husband a few years ago... What's his name again "bonner??" I remember the memes with an hot dog.

    Oh well

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Yes!! His name was Anthony Weiner and the memes should’ve been with a little smokie LOL.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    1/ That's basically extortion. I hope they get prosecuted for it.
    2/ Messing with a billionaire is stupid. Billionaires have resources they can use to come after you. This was dumb for the Enquirer to think they could mess with the world's richest man and not have him fight back.
    3/ If you're a billionaire, and have so much to lose publicly, why are you sending penis pics to anybody anyway, whether it's your girlfriend or not? Really dumb on his part.

  • Soda

    If he says trump is involved in this I believe him. trump is so jealous of this man and his money. He accused Bezo of taking advantage of the USPS when Amazon deliveries have actually helped their business.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Bozos, if you werent cheating with that cockeyed Thot, then they wouldn’t have had any deek pics to post???

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Right. By discussing it first publicly he pretty much beat them to the punch. If they leak the pics now, he can hit them with a major lawsuit, or even press criminal charges. He basically outsmarted them. Good for him.

  • Dowoop

    Dude you sent these pictures to your mistress.
    1. Maybe that's where you should be asking questions first.
    2. Once you send these things out they are out there, how do you not know that!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Say Wut?!?! Bezos thinks his girlfriend brother leaked his nudies? how in the hell did her brother get his hands on his bezos didk pix? Chiiile please somn ain right....Smh.....well Bezos maybe yew should have divorced ya wife instead of having an affair.

  • Renee26

    Sigh... Would they really put nudes in an article these days? IJS I can't imagine seeing it as a cover story in the grocery line magazine stands

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Some of them were compromising ("sexy") pics of her that she probably wouldn't have leaked to the Enquirer... which makes it possible [or likely?] that they got it in some sneaky underhanded way, not from her.

  • Coy little wink
  • Phillybruh

    I mean who wants to go up against Amazon. He has convinced the world they need amazon...lol

  • Renee26

    ? I would look... Ion discriminate, I'll look at them all

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    ??

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I guess with all that Jeff has going on, he also enjoys sexting!

    People are people, you would think he would just assume, any photos can end up in the wrong hands!

    But, good luck, Jeff, love Amazon Prime!

  • Dowoop

    That's why I put #2 in there. I don't buy it's the brother because why would he leak his sisters too.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The parent company of the NE had a deal with the SDNY for three years of probation. Now the deal is moot.

    Man oh man people are going to be throwing each other overboard trying to stay out of prison. I bet one of those persons will be Trump.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • Logan Roberts

    Jeff your side piece leaked those pics homie.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. You know David Pecker's got a lot of dirt on Trump that Trumpy doesnt want to get out.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    HAD an immunity deal.

    I bet Trump is sweating bullets.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The authorities still haven't release any of Trump's secrets they found in Cohen's safe when they raided his offices.

    I can only imagine what the NE has on Trump.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Wouldn't surprise me if they hacked her phone or got stuff that was stored on her iCloud account or something. The Enquirer is super-sneaky. I wouldn't put anything past them.

  • Yoni7

    Daaayyuuummm I didn't know her eyes were THAT cocked. SHE sent those pics. She was probably TRYING to send them to her homegirl Enquita (pronounced Erica) and couldn't see straight enough and hit Enquirer instead. And there you have it. Simple mistake.

  • Baaba Sanders

    Apparently, he hired PIs to investigate. They found that the mistress was a bit indiscreet. A bit because she didn’t leak the sexts. The pictures were given to NE by a “government official.” It’s a whole lot of mess.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile yew ain neva lied

  • LYRICS

    NO NO HUNNIE!! I'M NOT GOING DOWN THIS HELLBOUND ROUTE WITH U!! But I'll ride along in the car and hop out RIGHT before u exit!!! LMAO!!!!!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol...boff of them have fcked up eyes...hope they don't eva hav churn

  • Yoni7

    You ain't loyal. LOL Just like a nikka. Bum a ride and dash when it runs out of gas. LOL

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ol wonky-eyed bezos runied his marriage for this lyin,conniving bidch. Shidt is being leaked by her.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • LYRICS

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!! LMAO!! Spit my water out on my comp screen and desk!! I was willing to fill your tank and feed u...I'm better than some nikka who just wants to use u....I'LL COME!! LMAO!!

  • Renee26

    IJS

  • R Smith

    Because he's a BIG Trump supporter. So many scenarios that you don't know what to believe. I do know that Bezos has a lot of money and will not be intimidated :o) He's going after those clowns!

  • Yoni7

    Well, c'mon dammit, because I need the refill on both. LOL

  • Jordan’s Memory

    It was definitely leaked by somebody he was banging and why do people take nude pics? Especially someone like him, I mean he is not a sexy man not even a little bit, he doesn't have a great body so why would anyone ask for naked pics from him unless they using it to blackmail him at some point, I mean he is too rich to be so damn dumb! this man will always be a target of thieves, gold-diggers and black mailers, no one will ever love him for him because they will always be blinded by all the money he has, its the downside of being fifty rich a problem I'm sure most of you wouldn't mind having. lol

  • Jordan’s Memory

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am done with you! lol

  • SpiceGirl

    So we at "THAT" age we still sending naked pics....lmmfao

  • Baaba Sanders

    The question is how did NE found out about the affair in the first place? The mistress told her friends who leaked the story to NE to force his divorce. Then NE did what they did to get those nude pictures.

  • hi-liter

    They both have wonky eyes, the GF eyes look crossed every time I look at her.

  • Baaba Sanders

    After all this is over, do y’all think he will marry the mistress?
    Me: He would be a fool to marry her. When she gets the ring, she would amass a whole lot of dirt to use against him in a divorce. Leaking their affair is just the beginning.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    That's what I was thinking too. He is a very big fish so its not too far fetched that they will have some very good geeks hack everything they log into. I mean the FBI does it all the time.

  • Pamela

    I love your honesty. ???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    PARENTS...I know you have your life but THINK about your kids before you do some of this stuff!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    IKR!

  • LYRICS

    ???

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • Pamela

    Apparently her brother is a huge Trumpeter, so he could have leaked all this to the NE.

  • Baaba Sanders

    There’s a story on Daily Mail that says JB’s PI(Gavin de Becker) thinks the sexts were intercepted by a government entity.

  • Baaba Sanders

    Gavin de Becker who is Bezo’s PI says he wasn’t hacked. The sexts were intercepted by a government entity. The story is on Daily Mail.

  • SpiceGirl

    I'm trying to think...who want to see....oh nevermind lmbo

  • Jordan’s Memory

    lol Amazon is definitely taking over.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yep you always get in front of the scandal and steer it the way you wanna go. I mean he already beat them by filing for divorce so there is no need to blackmail him there. Get-'em Bezos but please no more nudes I beg you!

  • Dun Dilly

    Billionaire beefs

  • Pamela

    Daily Mail? A tabloid rag just like the NE? Okay.

  • TheOwley

    It's illegal to expose other's nudes. Ask 50. How about asking his side piece how those photos got leaked. Methinks she did it to force the wife into a decision to divorce and now it's backfiring. The woman is a user and he's too stupid to see it.

  • TheOwley

    I just said similar to this. If he wasn't to find out how his information got out there, just ask the side piece. She did it.

  • Bonita

    If I was to marry a man with the last name Pecker, I would be keeping my last name without question. I wouldn't even be hyphenating that mess.

  • Baaba Sanders

    The Hill is also reporting it. Federal prosecutors are alleged to start investigating too.

  • TheOwley

    It's illegal to expose other's nudes. Ask 50. How about asking his side piece how those photos got leaked. Methinks she did it to force the wife into a decision to divorce and now it's backfiring. The woman is a user and he's too stupid to see it. But hey it's Bush's fault
    Trump's fault.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I see why this fool is always shouting “Fake News” If you have friends that plant stories and put things out to change the narrative then that makes sense. He knows he can pay those papers to say whatever he wants.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    If you werent messing around on your wife you wouldnt have these problems. Men kill me with that victim play. Fck trump and everyone who lives in his house but this isnt on him.

  • Guest

    I hope a younger woman swoops out of nowhere and destroys all this homewreckers dreams. She planned this.

  • Guest

    Lmao!

  • Renee Bee

    Yep. Ask Geraldo Rivera. ??

  • Renee Bee

    I mean her brother could be the leaker. Some brothers ain't worth the nine months it took to be born. ?

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    Orange fingerprints are all up through this....

  • lovelygamour

    bezos looked better chunky. lauren probably leaked them herself for press. she has been accused multiply times of leaking things. everyone needs to go read bezos letter on medium. it is funny and boss like. they tried to intimidate and push him. bezos has nothing to lose because he is already rolling ,if he lost half his networth he is still wealthy. he became wealthy quick so he probably wouldnt miss losing a billion. come on. the national enquirer letters are funny and awful. they just assumed he would cave. they did not expect him to fight them. which is ridiculous. he has a team of detectives and he told them to prioritize his team and spend what they needed without consulting him!!!! national enquirer picked with the wrong man. i remember tom cruise/nicole kidman bowed them down but bezos might end them.

  • lovelygamour

    some paps said she leaked info to them years ago. and the information that was leaked was about a couple that was close to her and her husband. i think she was leaking info and didnt tell the husband. he is lucky he didnt get kicked out of wme because of the hint of snitching.

  • lovelygamour

    he actually got the post master to increase prices. the postal service didnt want to increase it that way. i am also mad at trump about that. usps is still good value but i he needs to stop doing things out of vindictiveness.

  • lovelygamour

    they kept going after him for stupid things. that was a witch hunt. he never met any of those women it was all phone sex. it was awful for them to embarrass him like that.

  • lovelygamour

    she would leak it. she got exposed a few years back of leaking info. she didnt confirm or deny but the leaks was about people she knew. the paps said she exchanged info for press. and it made sense because she was on all the tv and magazines for no reason.

  • EMILY POST

    They never take accountability.... Always trying to blame everyone else... I am sure he is going to say some Russians stole his pictures screaming MAGA again... lol

  • SpiceGirl

    Oh the visuals....lol

  • onelove

    i have seen a picture of it already...and i see why he is so proud of it!!! it's HUGE!!

  • Forrest Hunter

    lol.

  • Forrest Hunter

    Another instance of TDS.