Amazon CEO accuses US tabloid of extortion and blackmail over revealing pictures | ITV News

The world’s richest man and Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has said the National Enquirer threatened to publish revealing photographs of him unless his private investigators backed off the US tabloid.

Mr Bezos – who owns the Washington Post – detailed the revelations in a post on the website. He says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the Enquirer.

After the tabloid published a story about his extramarital affair last month, Mr Bezos ordered a team of private investigators to get to the bottom of how the Enquirer obtained risque texts between the executive and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.

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