Ronan Farrow attends the Time 100 Gala for The World’s Most Influential People at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City.Photo: Shutterstock
Gay journalist Ronan Farrow stepped forward, adding his own story after Jeff Bezos post National investigator parent company AMI threatened to post personal photos. Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of the Washington post, accused AMI of blackmail and extortion in a post yesterday on Average.
Farrow, the child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, has been associated with speechwriter and television producer Jon Lovett since 2011.
At the beginning of January, National investigator posted a revealing story about an extramarital affair between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez. This led Bezos to hire his own team of investigators to track down the sources of the National investigator story.
The source of the photos is likely Sanchez’s brother Michael Sanchez, a gay Trump supporter.
The Washington post speculated that the National Enquirer may have deliberately chosen to hit Bezos, due to Bezos and his newspaper’s criticism of Trump and the president’s ties to AMI. With yesterday’s post from Bezos, that connection becomes much clearer.
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In the post, Bezos details a blackmail attempt on a series of photos, including one that AMI’s chief content officer Dylan Howard called in an email posted by Bezos a “selfie under the belt – otherwise known as the name of “‘d * ck choose.'”
Nine additional images were featured by Howard, including a “selfie” in which Bezos wears nothing more than a towel, as well as scantily clad photos of Sanchez.
The implication on the email was that these photos would be damaging to Bezos and serve as insurance against the Washington post publish “unfounded rumors” about the National investigator.
Bezos’ post goes into more details about AMI’s extortion attempt and adds that others have also reached out to his team to say that they have also encountered similar issues with AMI.
With a series of tweets, Ronan Farrow shared his own experiences with the National investigator parent, sharing that he also faced a similar extortion attempt.
“Me and at least one other prominent journalist involved in articles on the National investigator a deal with Trump put in place similar ‘stop digging or we’ll ruin you’ blackmail efforts from AMI, “Farrow said via Twitter, adding:” I didn’t commit because I didn’t conclude agreements with current reporting topics. “
I and at least one other prominent journalist involved in disruptive articles about the National Enquirer’s arrangement with Trump have made similar “stop digging or we will ruin you” blackmail efforts on the part of AMI. (I didn’t commit because I don’t make deals with ongoing reporting topics.) Https://t.co/kHQdWIkVjV
– Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) February 8, 2019
It was Farrow who exposed the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations again, helping to spark the #MeToo social media movement that exposed similar allegations around the world.
Farrow had also written a play for the New Yorker on Weinstein’s attempts to crush those allegations – which included the aforementioned Dylan Howard collaborating with Weinstein to discredit his accusers.
Farrow also wrote an article for the New Yorker about the MAI and their use of ‘catch and kill’ tactics to buy stories involving people the company favors. An example is the payment of $ 150,000 from AMI to the former Playboy model Karen McDougle to stop a story about her alleged affair with then-candidate Donald Trump.