The world's richest man, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has accused the owner of a US gossip magazine of trying to blackmail him over lewd pictures.
He said the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc (AMI), wanted him to stop investigating how they had obtained his private messages.
Mr Bezos and his wife Mackenzie said they were divorcing last month.
Hours later the magazine published details, including private messages, of an extramarital affair.
If you're going to piss off the world's richest man, you betta make sure you have a real good case against him. In this case, it seems that the tabloid wanted to extort money from Bezos in exchange for not publishing his naughty pictures of his wife and himself, which may have been obtained by hacking into his personal messages.
Bezos could sue this company, or he could buy it and shut it down, if he were in a vindictive mood. Lets see which way he goes.
American Media Inc should be scared, very scared!