Farrow, Other Reporters Chime In: We Were Blackmailed By Nat’l Enquirer Too

at Build Studio on April 26, 2018 in New York City.
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Reporter Ronan Farrow retweeted Jeff Bezos Friday, saying that he and “at least one other prominent journalist” had received similar blackmailing attempts from American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, in the past.

Reporters at other outlets had similar stories.

Former AP editor:

Daily Beast editor-in-chief:

Bezos wrote a blog post Thursday in which he claimed that the National Enquirer had attempted to blackmail him with leaked sexts he sent to his mistress unless he stopped poking around into how the magazine obtained their communications.

Bezos says in the post that other people have approached him with similar stories.

“Numerous people have contacted our investigation team about their similar experiences with AMI, and how they needed to capitulate because, for example, their livelihoods were at stake,” he writes.

Bezos’ investigators think that a “government entity” may have given the National Enquirer the photos and that the attack is politically motivated.

American Media released a statement soon after the tweets Friday, saying that they would conduct an internal investigation based upon Bezos’ allegations.

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