Manhattan federal prosecutors have evidence indicating Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend provided text messages to her brother that he then sold to the National Enquirer for its article about the Amazon.com Inc. founder’s affair, according to people familiar with the matter.
This revelation contradicts the findings of a report by former Obama administration National Security Council cybersecurity official Anthony Ferrante that alleged Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had hacked Bezos' phone.
According to the article, "The evidence gathered by federal prosecutors includes a May 10, 2018, text message sent from the phone of Lauren Sanchez, Bezos’ girlfriend, to her brother Michael Sanchez containing a flirtatious message from the Amazon chief, the people said."
"So why did Bezos appeal to the "UN" and not the U.S. government? After Bezos met with federal prosecutors in NYC, the SDNY investigated the matter last year and found “no evidence” that the Saudis had anything to do with Bezos’ personal affairs.https://t.co/3O1FGTRJAc— Ali Shihabi (@aliShihabi) January 25, 2020
Bezos puts PR army to work. He's been hacked! Points finger at Saudis, maybe Trump, too. Writes widely-quoted Medium post darkly hinting it's all retaliation for WashPost courageous support of murdered writer Jamal Khashoggi. 2/6— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 25, 2020
Still, a few problems: The world's richest man, the adultery, the chatty girlfriend, the incorrigible gossip brother, the racy tabloid, and $200,000. More than enough ingredients for a big story. From WSJ: 4/6 https://t.co/Zf7NI41N76— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 25, 2020
Now, NYT, which exposed some of this least year, diplomatically writes that the Bezos-Sex-Sanchez-Saudis story 'was so juicy that it overwhelmed traditional journalistic skepticism at some news outlets.' Yes, it did. 6/6 End. https://t.co/PPNqrpftzp— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 25, 2020