Person who allegedly leaked explicit Jeff Bezos photos identified: Report

Michael Sanchez sold intimate texts and photos from Bezos to Sanchez's sister, Lauren, to the National Enquirer for $200,000, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.
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to Amazon chief Jeff bezos tonight, and this question. Who leaked those nude photos to "The inquirer" and how much were they paid? What "The Wall Street journal" is reporting tonight. And here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: Tonight, the question of who leaked explicit photos billionaire Jeff bezos sent his mistress, Lauren Sanchez, may have been answered. According to a "Wall Street journal" investigation, the "National enquirer" paid $200,000 to Sanchez's brother, Michael, who then sold bezos' secrets, including those intimate texts and photos. According to "The journal," David pecker, the publisher of the "Enquirer," was initially uneasy about proceeding with such an explosive story, anxious the powerful bezos would sue. But ultimately, the paper reports, he approved the deal. And shortly thereafter, bezos, who is reportedly worth $137 billion, accused A.M.I., the publisher of the "National enquirer," of blackmail and extortion, claiming A.M.I. Threatened to publish the embarrassing photos unless he stopped his investigation into just how the tabloid obtained the text messages. In response, Michael Sanchez, a Hollywood talent agent, says that he will not dignify the claims, adding only that "The journal's" reporting is based on hold rumors. David? Linsey Davis tonight. Linsey, thank you.

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