National Enquirer claims the Saudis did not leak info on Bezos’ affair

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UPDATED 12:37 PM PT — Monday, April 1, 2019

The National Enquirer has revealed its source for information it received regarding Jeff Bezos’ extramarital affair. According to the company’s publisher, their source was the now-estranged brother of Bezo’s mistress. Michael Sanchez allegedly first presented them with information on September 10, 2018, and proceeded giving more materials to the tabloid over a course of four-months.

This news came less than 24-hours after a security consultant for the billionaire claimed the leak came from the Saudi government out of revenge for how his publication, The Washington Post, covered the death of a Saudi journalist.

Investigators claimed they found that Saudis had gained access to Bezos’ cell phone and his personal information. Saudi Arabia has since denied having any involvement in the matter.

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington’s Milestone Celebration in Washington. The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer’s publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid’s publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren’s brother. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Back in January, the National Enquirer published a story which included a series of text messages between Bezos, who was married at the time, and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.

Bezos accused the tabloid of trying to blackmail him prior to publishing the article, a claim which the company denies.

It’s unclear why Mr. Sanchez came forward with the information.

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