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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of extortion over intimate photos

But as Bezos began to investigate the leak, the tabloid’s parent disputed any suggestion that its story was politically motivated. The company “emphatically rejects any assertion that its reporting was instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or otherwise,” Fine wrote in an email to De Becker's lawyer, Martin Singer, which Bezos shared. “Simply put, this was and is a news story.”

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