Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos hit back at the estranged brother of his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, asking a California judge to throw out a defamation suit filed against him last week by Michael Sanchez. He cited a California law allowing for the swift dismissal of suits that inpinge such rights and lack a strong legal basis. In his response, Bezos said Sanchez failed to point to a single example of him or de Becker making such an accusation. In a post on the site Medium a few weeks after the Enquirer story, Bezos wrote that the Enquirer had warned him that it would publish embarrassing personal photos of him unless he stopped suggesting the tabloid and its owner, American Media Inc. As president, Trump has made clear his dislike for Bezos, who owns the Washington Post. Register here. Forgot Password? Log in with your social account Facebook Google Linkedin. Your premium period will expire in 0 day s close x.
The Amazon billionaire is being sued by his girlfriend’s brother.
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Update, February 4, a. Now the Bezos camp is hitting back in a scathing motion filed by his powerhouse lawyers on Monday, slamming the case as a shakedown and seeking an immediate dismissal. Sanchez is now bringing this action to gain money from Mr. Mother Jones has contacted Sanchez for a reaction to the counterclaims. Was it the rogue sibling?
The leak was apparently separate from the leak of racy texts between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, which hit the internet a day after Bezos announced his divorce from wife MacKenzie. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon. An investigation by Gavin de Becker — the investigator Bezos hired to determine who leaked the texts — has since concluded, though he declined to tell reporters what his findings were. We have turned our conclusions over to our attorneys for referral to law enforcement. The story was given to the National Enquirer by a reliable source that had been giving information to the National Enquirer for seven years prior to this story. It was a source that was well known to both Mr. Bezos and Miss [Lauren] Sanchez.
The lawsuit also names Gavin de Becker, a security consultant who works for Bezos, as a defendant. Read also: Tips on how to succeed in business from Jeff Bezos. At the time the Bezos story was published, AMI was already operating under a non-prosecution agreement with the Manhattan U. That prompted prosecutors to reopen their investigation to determine if AMI had violated its non-prosecution agreement. That investigation was still ongoing as of late last year, according to people familiar with it. Register here. Forgot Password? Log in with your social account Facebook Google Linkedin. A lawyer for Bezos, William Isaacson, said Bezos would respond to the accusations in court. Federal case At the time the Bezos story was published, AMI was already operating under a non-prosecution agreement with the Manhattan U.