The Daily Beast reports:
An attorney for the publisher of the National Enquirer says the person who leaked text messages between Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez is “well known” to both of them. In an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, lawyer Elkan Abramowitz, who represents AMI chief executive David Pecker, also denied that a letter sent to Bezos threatening to release intimate photos was criminal. “It absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail,” Abramowitz said.
“What happened was the story was given to the National Enquirer by a reliable source that had given information to the National Enquirer for seven years prior to this story,” he said. “And it was a source that was well known to both Mr. Bezos and Miss Sanchez. I can’t discuss who the source was. It’s confidential within AMI, so I’m not going to answer who the source was. It was not the White House, it was not Saudi Arabia. It was not inspired by The Washington Post.”
BREAKING: Elkan Abramowitz, the attorney representing AMI CEO David Pecker, responds to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s extortion and blackmail allegations exclusively on @ThisWeekABC: “It absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail” https://t.co/M26LgiCEnh pic.twitter.com/mPztEYQHQB
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 10, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Elkan Abramowitz, attorney representing AMI CEO David Pecker, says story on Jeff Bezos was a "usual story" and not "a political hatchet job."
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 10, 2019
AMI CEO David Pecker's attorney Elkan Abramowitz tells me exclusively this morning on @ThisWeekABC that the source for the Jeff Bezos story in the National Enquirer is "not Saudi Arabia, it's not President Trump, it's not Roger Stone.” https://t.co/9KeIOBBrVQ pic.twitter.com/NbU6YDpYrf
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) February 10, 2019
Elkan Abramowitz… why is that name familiar?
Isn't that Woody Allen's longtime lawyer, whose investigators dug up dirt on cops and prosecutors in Connecticut during the custody battle with @MiaFarrow?
Oh, yes it is. https://t.co/1NiC3f5ME8
— Marcus Baram (@mbaram) February 10, 2019