The key players in the Bezos-Pecker scandal

Guardian Technology 08 Feb 2019 06:35
Jeff Bezos announced he was separating from his wife the day before the National Enquirer published its first story about his affair with TV presenter Lauren Sanchez. Photograph: Abhishek Chinnappa/Reuters

Jeff Bezos

The founder of Amazon was until recently perceived to a be a nerdy technocrat bent on nothing more than dominating every single aspect of world commerce through ruthless efficiency. Now, the richest man in the world has transformed himself into the bulked-up, leather jacket-wearing owner of the Washington Post, willing to take on both rival media barons and the US president after details of his love life were made public. The 55-year-old struggled to control the scandal when the National Enquirer first revealed details of his affair with a TV presenter, Lauren Sanchez, last month but he has since gone on the warpath, responding to threats from the tabloid by publishing his correspondence with the outlet, including detailed descriptions of intimate images he sent to his lover.

MacKenzie Bezos

Lauren Sanchez

Patrick Whitesell

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