Courtroom Docs Reveal Massive New Claims within the Jeff Bezos Affair Blowup
Two years and a worldwide pandemic in the past, information broke that the world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, had been having an extramarital affair with former newscaster Lauren Sanchez, resulting in a divorce from his spouse MacKenzie, to whom he’d been married for 25 years.
The tryst was uncovered within the ugliest method potential. Grocery store newsstand tabloid The Nationwide Enquirer printed racy texts and suggestive images Bezos despatched to Sanchez, and virtually immediately the search was on for the one that leaked the embarrassing data, to which solely a small handful of individuals would have had entry. Michael Sanchez, Lauren Sanchez’s brother and confidant, was believed by many to be the obvious perpetrator, however this week, new claims got here to mild. Because the Day by day Beast stories, Nikolaos Tzima Hatziefstathiou, the journalist who coated the story for the Enquirer, has claimed that the person who first introduced the affair to the taboid’s consideration was none aside from Hollywood tremendous agent and Endeavor government chairman Patrick Whitesell, Lauren Sanchez’s then-husband.
Why would one in all Hollywood’s high gamers—who reps Gal Gadot, Matt Damon, Keanu Reeves, Ben Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix, and others—wish to expose his spouse’s affair? Wasn’t it probably embarrassing to him and their youngsters? In an affidavit filed by attorneys representing Michael Sanchez, Hatziefstathiou claims Whitesell needed out of his marriage and this was the best option to do it.
The submitting reads: “Mr. Whitesell found the Affair, and by serving as AMI’s (then the identify of the Nationwide Enquirer’s mother or father firm) secret, undisclosed supply, actually turned the divorce right into a ‘get out of divorce free’ card by way of a pre-divorce, by which he seems innocent and scandal-free, simply months earlier than WME’s deliberate preliminary public providing.”
A spokesman for Whitesell launched the next assertion to the Day by day Beast: “That is categorically unfaithful, and sadly not the primary time we now have seen this determined try from Michael Sanchez to perpetuate this odd and tiresome circus. The truth that Patrick has been implicated on this weird sequence of lawsuits and incriminations is a direct results of the character of these concerned and is totally disconnected from actuality. Any suggestion on the contrary is malicious and libelous.”
It’s additionally been identified that Hatziefstathiou has a shaky background at finest: he confronted a number of felony counts for posing as a New York Instances reporter, and in addition reportedly brought about a disturbance at a neighbor’s dwelling by sending dozens of prostitutes there after which reported the manufactured disturbance to the police. As but, Hatziefstathiou hasn’t produced proof of Whitesell’s involvement, however says he has at the very least one million paperwork to assist his claims.
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