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Jeff Bezos's 'blackmail' opens floodgates to series of accusations against American tabloid

MacaObioha 13 February 9

One of America’s most influential tabloid publishers is bracing itself for a slew of potentially devastating accusations, after an attempt to silence the world’s richest man spectacularly backfired.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, shocked the United States on Thursday with his account of how American Media Inc (AMI), publishers of a series of magazines, attempted to win his cooperation through what he termed “extortion and blackmail”.

He told how the company threatened to publish explicit photographs unless he stopped probing how the magazine, and it's network of connections leading all the way to the White House, obtained text messages between him and his mistress.

AMI issued a statement denying...