The anonymous source, which leaked intimate texts between Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and his lover, Lauren Sanchez, before the National Enquirer's report on the couple's extramarital affair, was the lover's pro-Trump brother, The Daily Beast on Sunday
The report comes hours after Brother Michael Sanchez appeared in Fox News in "Media Buzz" criticizing Bezos for trying to prevent the impending revelation.
Last week, Bezos claimed he was being blackmailed by Thepressing. Inquire to publish intrusive photos of him – including an "under-the-belt selfie" – unless he has stopped investigating the tabloid press. Bezos' longtime security advisor, Gavin de Becker de Becker, told The Daily Beast earlier this month that Bezos had opened a private investigation into the source of leaked news, suggesting that Michael Sanchez might be investigated.
"Michael Sanchez was among the people we talked to de Becker.
Sanchez denies being the source of the leak, but previously said that he has asked Bezos and his sister to stand up to AMI. Sanchez, a registered Democrat and Trump supporter, said his affiliations, such as the controversial political activist Roger Stone, "are being used as a weapon against me, but the dots do not connect." [1
AMI has refused to acknowledge Michael Sanchez as a source, but corporate lawyer Elkan Abramowitz told ABCs George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, "The story was submitted to a National Enquirer source that sent the National Enquirer had given information for seven years prior to this story. It was a source that was known to both Bezos. And Mrs. Sanchez. "
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When asked if Michael Sanchez was the source, Abramowitz replied," I can not say who the source was. It is confidential within AMI. "Neither AMI nor Abramowitz responded immediately to Fox News' call for comment.
Samuel Chamberlain of Fox News contributed to this report.