'Now the reality is hitting them, and they're freaking out': The National Enquirer's former LA bureau chief says the tabloid is in over its head with Jeff Bezos

Business Insider | 2/8/2019 | David Choi
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On Thursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published an extraordinary blog post detailing what he alleges to be an "extortion and blackmail" plot by American Media Inc. (AMI), the publishing arm of The National Enquirer.

Jerry George, the tabloid's former LA bureau chief, in an interview with CNN, characterized the feud as "baffling."

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George believed that in trying to blackmail Bezos, The Enquirer might have taken things too far and acted prematurely.

Jerry George, the former LA bureau chief of The National Enquirer, told CNN on Thursday night that the feud between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and American Media Inc. (AMI), the publishing arm of the tabloid was "baffling."

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The tabloid, which previously published an exposé into an affair between Bezos and TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, claimed it possessed sexually explicit photos of Bezos. The Amazon CEO subsequently launched an investigation headed by his security chief, Gavin de Becker, into the origin of AMI's exposé.

On Thursday, Bezos published a blog post detailing what he alleged to be an "extortion and blackmail" plot by AMI. Using emails as evidence, Bezos revealed AMI's plan to extort him by threatening the Amazon founder with compromising personal photos unless they quashed the investigation.

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"Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I've decided to publish...
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