Read the Blackmail Email Jeff Bezos Says He Received From AMI

Bezo says National Enquirer parent company threatened to release a “below the belt selfie”

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, on Thursday, accused National Enquirer publisher AMI of attempting to blackmail him into dropping an investigation into how the publication acquired private text messages. And, according to Bezos, that’s not all the company had its hands on.

The centi-billionaire says AMI chief content officer Dylan Howard sent the below email to Bezos’ security chief, Gavin de Becker, which describes a photo of Bezos that the National Enquirer obtained as a “below the belt selfie - otherwise colloquially known as a ‘d*ck pick’ [sic].”

Read AMI’s email below:


I am leaving the office for the night. I will be available on my cell — 917 XXX-XXXX.

However, in the interests of expediating this situation, and with The Washington Post poised to publish unsubstantiated rumors of The National Enquirer’s initial report, I wanted to describe to you the photos obtained during our newsgathering.

In addition to the “below the belt selfie — otherwise colloquially known as a ‘d*ck pick’” — The Enquirer obtained a further nine images. These include:

· Mr. Bezos face selfie at what appears to be a business meeting.

· Ms. Sanchez response — a photograph of her smoking a cigar in what appears to be a simulated oral sex scene.

· A shirtless Mr. Bezos holding his phone in his left hand — while wearing his wedding ring. He’s wearing either tight black cargo pants or shorts — and his semi-erect manhood is penetrating the zipper of said garment.

· A full-length body selfie of Mr. Bezos wearing just a pair of tight black boxer-briefs or trunks, with his phone in his left hand — while wearing his wedding ring.

· A selfie of Mr. Bezos fully clothed.

· A full-length scantily-clad body shot with short trunks.

· A naked selfie in a bathroom — while wearing his wedding ring. Mr. Bezos is wearing nothing but a white towel — and the top of his pubic region can be seen.

· Ms. Sanchez wearing a plunging red neckline dress revealing her cleavage and a glimpse of her nether region.

· Ms. Sanchez wearing a two-piece red bikini with gold detail dress revealing her cleavage.

It would give no editor pleasure to send this email. I hope common sense can prevail — and quickly.