Apparently the National Enquirer paid $200,000 for text messages between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his secret girlfriend at the time.
????Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, is said to have sold the texts to the Enquirer, according to the Wall Street Journal.
????And CNN reported in February that it was Sanchez who had leaked text messages to the Enquirer and has been a long-time source.
????Sanchez is also a supporter of President Trump who has ridiculed Bezos on several occasions.????In January the Enquirer published the story with the texts between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez.
Bezos was married at the time.
????Then in February, Bezos said that the Enquirer and its parent company American Media Inc.
Were blackmailing him over the texts.
????Saying they wouldn’t publish the messages if Bezos publicly said the publisher’s previous reporting wasn't politically motivated.
????Something Bezos refused to do, saying in a post, "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."????