World’s richest man and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos has been taken legal action on, by his girlfriend’s brother, Michael Sanchez.
Michael Sanchez is accusing Jeff Bezos of telling the media that it was him that gave the National Enquirer his n*de photos and that Bezos’ accusations have resulted in him struggling daily.
Last year, Jeff Bezos reported in a blog post on Medium entitled, No Thank You, Mr. Pecker, that the Enquirer‘s parent company, AMI, allegedly paid Michael Sanchez a total of $200,000 for the texts, which included ‘a naked bathroom selfie’ and a ‘below the belt selfie.’
Jeff Bezos’ legal team believes that Sanchez is attempting to extort him with the impending lawsuit and wants the court to throw the entire case out. CNBC was able to obtain Bezos’ lawyers claim that reads:
“Mr. Sanchez’s defamation claim fails the most basic of requirements: it fails to identify any instance in which Defendants, or even any news report, published or made any of the alleged statements about him.”
The report continues:
“Extortion rears its head again in this lawsuit, this time not only aimed at Defendants but also directly threatening speech protected under the First Amendment.
By filing this lawsuit, Mr. Sanchez hopes to put himself back on the front pages and extract money from Defendants by leveraging the current media environment to harass them. But no matter what Michael Sanchez says or how many times he repeats himself, at the heart of his Complaint lies the same public controversy he helped generate and has tried to exploit—and from which he surreptitiously earned $200,000.”
While the saga of who leaked Jeff Bezos’ n*des continues, the Amazon CEO still has some competition out there gunning for his ‘richest man in the world’ title. Check out Jeff Bezos’ Super Bowl LIV flex alongside Lizzo in the photo posted below.