The weird, years-old drama behind Jeff Bezos’s secret illegitimate relationship is about to get even more bizarre. Shady figure in conjunction with National Enquirer It is claimed in court that one of Hollywood’s most powerful players provided dire details about the matter to a supermarket tabloid.
After Bezos announced in 2018 that he had parted with his wife Mackenzie Bezos, 25 years old. National Enquirer It is revealed that the richest man in the world is in a relationship with Lauren Sanchez, television host and pilot in Southern California. This ridiculous supermarket tabloid series on the matter, which includes lively text and suggestive photos between Bezos and Sanchez, spark a hunt for the source or source of information. That bizarre and sprawling hunt for the source or source of information in Sanchez, now Michael Sanchez, the estranged brother of Sanchez, the executive at Enquirer Parent company American Media Inc. and even the government of Saudi Arabia.
Nikolaos Tzima Hatziefstathiou now A journalist with a strange and disturbing criminal record who reports on National Enquirer And AMI (since renamed “A360 Media”) claims that one of the key sources is Lauren Sanchez̵7;s husband, William Morris Endeavor executive Patrick Whitesell.
Allegation of Hatziefstathiou It is part of a defamation lawsuit filed by Michael Sanchez, which filed against AMI this year, alleging that the tabloid media company lied when it was revealed that he was the only source of information about Bezos.
In the affidavit submitted by Michael Sanchez’s legal team, Hatziefstathiou claimed that Dylan Howard, senior vice president of AMI, assigned him to consider Bezos’ matter after he was informed of the relationship by Endeavor Chief Executive Whitesell, one of the people. The most outstanding Competent agency in the world
Hatziefstathiou Confirmed that this was a convenient excuse for the Endeavor executive to quit his marriage, but AMI was intent on defending him as the source.
“Mr. Whitesell discovered this, and by acting AMI confidentiality, an undisclosed source turned it into” the story. ” Truly ‘leaving the divorce card’ made him leave his wife … through a pre-planned divorce that he looked flawless and scandalous – free just months before the IPO. The first time of WME “Hatziefstathiou Write in the said document
Representatives for Howard and AMI / A360 did not immediately return requests for comment.
“This is completely untrue, and unfortunately it is not the first time we have seen Michael Sanchez’s desperate attempt to expand this strange and boring circus,” spokesman Patrick Whitesell told The Daily Beast. That Patrick was involved in the peculiar lawsuit and these allegations are a direct result of the nature of those involved and completely disconnected with reality. Any suggestion, on the contrary, is harmful and defamatory. ”
In Hatziefstathiou’s 2020 resignation letter from AMI, included in this week’s filing, he wrote that the company included “blatant lies” in a court filing related to Bezos, saying the AMI made it clear the court. Wrong about the source of the information.
But the former AMI journalist himself has a dubious history of legal issues that could shed light on the court’s views on his credibility and authenticity.In 2019, he was charged with 20 criminal counts for fraud that Bizarre, in which he impersonates a journalist from New York Times And Good Morning America and created bogus, racist emails claiming to come from Delaware County probation and parole officials.
As Philly Voice Noted earlier, he pleaded guilty to calling law enforcement agencies to report chaos at a neighbor’s home after sending dozens of prostitutes there and was ordered by a judge to stop watching police movies after trying to set up. Drug dealer to the police
Most testimony of Hatziefstathiou This week, this is a defense of his own personal behavior and the details of the report on Bezos. Hatziefstathiou claimed that Whitesell was involved, the filing did not include any exhibits other than his own testimony that clearly linked WME executives to AMI.
Still, Hatziefstathiou Also said in the filing that he still had information. “Ten Terabytes” containing one million papers on AMI and his coverage of Bezos to support his claim.
The question of who leaked information about Bezos to the AMI; and Enquirer The Daily Beast has sparked a years-long hunt involving some of the world’s most interesting players in the world of tabloid journalism, entertainment and corporate espionage in 2019.The Daily Beast first reported that Michael Sanchez is AMI’s source for text messages between his sister and Bezos, a revelation. Enquirer Later confirmed
In a July court filing – an AMI motion to dismiss Michael Sanchez’s lawsuit and punish him for violating the judicial system – Enquirer The parent company included a cache of e-mails, texts and swear words from AMI employees who tended to finger Sanchez as the source of the bad story. Court papers paint Sanchez as an unfaithful brother eager to sell her married sister and her secret billionaire lover.
AMI finally agreed to pay Sanchez $ 200,000, according to a July 2020 court filing for “information, photographs and documented text on the relationship between Bezos and L. Sanchez.” It’s a loss Last month, after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed Michael Sanchez’s separate defamation case against Bezos and his security adviser Gavin de Becker, Sanchez was ordered to pay. Gave the billionaire $ 218,385 in cover for Bezos’ legal expenses.
At the same time, AMI’s court filings have been chronologically inconsistent, raising questions about. Enquirer The initial source, which is detailed in the affidavit of the Hatziefstathiou Claiming to be Hollywood broker Whitesell that alerted the tabloid to the relationship. Bezos-Sanchez for the first time
The text provided by Michael Sanchez is not the only scandalous evidence of the association in the file. Enquirer Occupy. And Sanchez insists he is not the only AMI source, but Bezos’ camp appears to be sharing.
Bezos ‘senior safety advisor Gavin de Becker, in Bezos’ long 2019 column, wrote that his investigation also concluded. It was “extremely convinced” that “Saudis had access to Bezos’ phones and received personal information as of today, it is not clear to what extent the AMI is aware of the details.” United Nations experts trust those claims.
While he suggested that Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, de Becker wondered the public why AMI seemed to intend to leave Michael Sanchez as Enquirer Sources “What’s so unusual is that AMI people work so hard to reveal the identity of their source to the public,” he wrote. Coming from a direct statement, AMI pinned Michael Sanchez nameplate for me to kick. ”
Bezos wrote in a 2019 Medium post that AMI tried to “blackmail” him, saying the media company was threatening to publish a “under the belt” selfie – also known as a ‘d * ck pick. [sic]”” Unless the Washington Post stops investigating the leak.
“My personal shame, AMI might have put me in the back seat because there was more important matters involved here,” Bezos wrote. “If, as mine, I couldn’t stand this kind of extortion, how many would it be?”