Sunday, February 10, 2019 18:00 PM (GMT + 7)
The US media mogul faces the risk of being sued in connection with the Amazon operator's nude photo scandal.
American media magnate David Pecker
Prosecutors are investigating whether David Pecker and the National Enquirer are actually threatening to post photos of sensitive parts of billionaire Jeff Bezos, according to The Sun.
Former prosecutor Jeff Tsai said: "If charged, both AMI and Mr. Pecker will be subject to heavy fines."
According to lawyer Robert Mintz: "This case focuses on clarifying whether AMI and Pecker are a threat to harm an individual."
Meanwhile, others say prosecutors can not sue AMI and Pecker for blackmail, but both will have to pay cash damages.
The battle between the world's richest billionaire and the National Enquirer began last month when the newspaper reported that Bezos is dating TV star Lauren Sanchez while still married to his wife MacKenzie.
Bezos later claimed a divorce from his wife after 25 years of marriage in an official Twitter announcement.
The Amazon chief also opened an investigation into the National Enquirer with information related to sexual relations between Bezos and Sanchez and selfie photos he sent to lovers.
Last week, Bezos accused AMI and Pecker of threatening to publish their sensitive images if Bezos did not stop the investigation.
AMI said it believed it acted legally and agreed to cooperate with the investigating agency to clarify Bezos' allegations.
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