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.
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.