A security consultant for the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos believes that the CEO's ludicrous, intimate images may have been acquired by a "government unit", a journalist on paper Thursday.
Manuel Roig-Franzia, the reporter, told MSNBC that while journalists on the paper have not spoken to Bezos about the coverage, they have spoken "extensively" with their main researcher, Gavin de Becker.
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"They have begun to believe, the Bezos Camp, that this publication of the national investigator could have been politically motivated "Roig-Franzia said.
"Gavin de Becker told us he doesn't think Jeff Bezos phone was hacked, he believes it is possible that a government unit has gotten its text messages, he said.
National Enquirer, published by American Media Inc. (AMI), released a story last month that contained fake texts between Bezos and his reported boyfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Since then, private billionaire investigators have seen how the author received the text. According to Bezos, it was a threat to take care of or risk having the personal pictures exposed.
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Bezos sent a letter to AMI on Thursday accusing the tabloid of threatening to publish "intimate photos" of him and Sanchez if he did not close a survey of the company and its alleged political ties .
Fox News & # 39; Matt Richardson contributed to this report.