FILE PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon and proprietor of The Washington Put up, speaks on the Financial Membership of Washington DC's “Milestone Celebration Dinner” in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photograph
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The writer of the Nationwide Enquirer on Sunday mentioned its experiences on Amazon Chief Government Jeff Bezos’ non-public life have been primarily based on info from a single supply, the brother of Bezos’ girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.
The assertion from American Media Inc. adopted publication by Bezos safety chief Gavin De Becker of an article within the Every day Beast during which he mentioned the federal government of Saudi Arabia had accessed non-public info from Bezos’ telephone.
Whereas De Becker mentioned within the article that there was “excessive confidence that the Saudis had entry to Bezos’ telephone,” it was “unclear to what diploma, if any, AMI was conscious of the main points.”
However, AMI launched an announcement saying its experiences on Bezos’ affair with Sanchez have been primarily based solely on info supplied by Michael Sanchez, “who tipped the Nationwide Enquirer off to the affair on Sept. 10, 2018, and over the course of 4 months supplied all the supplies for our investigation.
“There was no involvement by any third occasion in any way,” it added.
Gavin de Becker & Associates didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. A consultant for the Saudi embassy in Washington didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Reporting by Howard Schneider; further reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Modifying by Dan Grebler