Unluckiest Man in the World? Amazon Oligarch Jeff Bezos in Hot Water Over Naked Mistress Photos
Let's turn to North America. The most outrageous scandal of the week burst out in the USA. Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth and the founder of Amazon, ended up in a spicy situation. The Washington Post that fiercely hates Trump is in his empire. But the hatred goes both ways.
In this battle, the National Enquirer tabloid takes Trump's side. The disposition is important to understand why the National Enquirer is blackmailing multibillionaire Bezos by threatening to publish his intimate photos with his mistress. Bezos interprets the threats as political revenge. Like, Trump thus wishes to pacify the Washington Post.
Trump clearly doesn't like the Washington Post. It was the Washington Post who highlighted the unpleasant for Trump story of the ruthless murder of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Blood, tortures, dismemberment, even skinning the face of the presumably alive victim. Trump was put in a delicate situation by the story. He never introduced any sanctions against Saudi Arabia because the USA has a huge contract for the purchase of American weapons. Trump is very careful when building relationships with the Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman. When bin Salman arrived in the USA last year, every word published about the visit was agreed with Saudis by Trump's National Inquirer which has never happened before. Just in case. Who knew what word could offend them.
Is this not censorship imposed by Trump? The Washington Post included in Bezos' media empire wrote about it. In response, Trump is throwing numerous Tweets at Bezos accusing him of being unpatriotic and damaging the United States via improper business practices on the part of Amazon because it doesn't have a department and employees in many states. Which means Amazon evades paying taxes in those states by using a convenient framework of book delivery via the State Post Service. As if it's unfair.
Such claims don't have any legal force. Anyway, Trump's and his media war on the richest man on earth Jeff Bezos is in full swing. The background adds a certain spice to the situation… Jeff Bezos is currently divorcing with his still-wife MacKenzie Bezos. The couple has four children. The husband and wife decided to divorce remaining friends and parents. MacKenzie filed for divorce after Trump's National Inquirer published an intimate file on Bezos by revealing his trip with anchor Lauren Sanchez… Private jets, hotels, and luxurious resorts in paradise spots. Now, the names of both Bezos and Sanchez are threatened by even more explicit photos as they say, «below the belt».
Besides, Bezos is going to half his fortune as the result of the divorce. Bezos is said to keep about $70 billion after the legal action. MacKenzie will receive a similar amount which will make her the world's richest woman. Defending himself, Bezos hired detectives who claim the U.S. secret services might keep Bezos under surveillance and Trump used them to his personal advantage. In any case, Bezos' security adviser doesn't believe in what the National Enquirer claims that personal photos leaked via Bezos' phone. His phone is encrypted just for such cases. That's why the cyber attack, if any, was the work of secret services. Having got into trouble, Bezos asked:
«If in my position I can’t stand up to this kind of extortion, how many people can?»
Anyway, the scandal is huge. It's so huge, it overshadowed the annual State of the Union Address in the press.