Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer and its publisher of blackmail and extortion
If Amazon.com Inc. boss Jeff Bezos really wants his company’s movie production division to create a blockbuster hit, he might want to let them focus on his own life.
In the past two days alone, the biography of the world’s richest man has taken more plot twists than a M. Night Shyamalan flick and includes a superstar cast complete with President Donald Trump and a cameo by political sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Threats by a tabloid to publish graphic images sent to a new flame. A private investigator hired to unearth leaks. Conspiracy theories of a connection to the killing of a Saudi dissident journalist. Plea deals with federal prosecutors under pressure. Political intrigue swirling around a proposed $2.5 billion investment on a New York City waterfront. Martin Scorsese is salivating.
The saga began last month when the e-commerce pioneer used Twitter to announce he and Mackenzie, his wife of 25 years, planned to divorce. Within hours, the National Enquirer exposed Bezos’s relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. That sounds pretty pedestrian now.
The story took on hard-to-believe…
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