THE brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend has vowed to "air everyone’s dirty laundry" as he sues the billionaire over claims he leaked photos of the billionaire’s private parts.
Michael Sanchez, has filed a suit against the Amazon billionaire over allegations which one source reportedly promised would not "be pretty for the richest man in the world".
Sanchez is suing for punitive damages against Bezos and P.I. Gavin de Becker for an unspecified amount, TMZ reported.
The case could see the Amazon emperor testifying over a set of embarrassing photographs of his private parts that were allegedly "stolen" from Lauren's phone.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Sanchez said as far as he is concerned Federal investigators found he had no case to answer.
He said: "Once the FBI and Amazon's own investigators cleared me of ever possessing the pictures used to blackmail Jeff, I thought I'd get a private apology, at a minimum.
"But Jeff and Lauren haven't looked back.
"I've been thrown under the bus. Sadly, it's likely the next time I see them will be in court."
'I'AM A BEZOS' SCAPEGOAT'
Sanchez claims to have been defamed by claims that he was the one to give alleged texts between 56-year-old Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez to the National Enquirer.
He says he was Lauren's "dutiful brother and manager" when the texts were leaked.
Sanchez also says in the suit he was "scapegoated" when a private investigator and other federal authorities probed who leaked the messages to the National Enquirer, TMZ reported.
Previous reports have said the couple’s affair was exposed after Lauren allegedly showed "flirty" messages between her and Bezos to her brother.
Sanchez also says in his suit that he received backlash from friends and business associates, and was succumbed to a raid of his house from the FBI.
I've been thrown under the bus. Sadly, it's likely the next time I see them will be in courtMichael Sanchez, brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend
But Bezos and his security consultant insist they never specifically accused Michael Sanchez of leaking the private part pictures.
A source also told the paper Sanchez was determined to have his day in court.
They said he "will air everyone's dirty laundry. Bring it on!"
The case is expected to come to court later this year.
In an earlier statement to the website TMZ, Lauren said: “Michael is my older brother. He secretly provided my most personal information to the National Enquirer – a deep and unforgivable betrayal.
“My family is hurting over this… we truly hope my brother finds peace.”
Just a day after Bezos announced his divorce from wife MacKenzie, the alleged texts between him and his girlfriend emerged.
Reports have also emerged, with claims that the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, hacked the Amazon CEO’s phone with a corrupted message on WhatsApp.
After the alleged corrupted message was sent, Bezos' phone was reportedly drained — and with that, nude pictures.
Eight months after the alleged message, The National Enquirer report on Bezos' affair was leaked.
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Bezos had also previously shared email messages between AMI, The National Enquirer's parent company, with threats over exposing nude pictures unless de Becker publicly stated the leak did not occur because of "any form of electronic eavesdropping or hacking in their news-gathering process."
"Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten," Bezos said in a blog post, exposing the emails.
SAUDIS LINKED TO LEAK
The claims came after the crown prince allegedly attempted to pressure Bezos into quieting coverage of the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his newspaper, The Washington Post.
Mid-January, the United Nations voiced concerns that the prince was responsible for hacking Bezos’ phone, and may have used a "d**k pic" in an attempt to silence the paper.
These brings speculation that the alleged hack on Bezos' phone may have been somehow linked with The National Enquirer story.
Saudi Arabia has denied the claims, calling them "nonsense". AMI also maintains they did not obtain any information illegally, and say the pictures came from Michael Sanchez.
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