American Media Inc, the owner of the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper, says it acted lawfully in its reporting on Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos and that it will investigate his claims of blackmail. Mr Bezos on Thursday (local time) accused AMI of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing "intimate photos" he allegedly sent to his girlfriend unless he said in public that the tabloid's reporting on him was not politically motivated. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie divorce after 25 years of marriage Donald Trump lashes out at Jeff Bezos on Twitter "American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr Bezos," the company said in a statement on Friday. Mr Bezos, the world's richest man, and his wife announced last month that they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage. That same day, the National Enquirer touted it was publishing alleged intimate text messages … [Read more...] about National Enquirer defends reporting on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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American Media Inc, the owner of the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper, says it acted lawfully in its reporting on Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos and that it will investigate his claims of blackmail.Bezos on Thursday accused AMI of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing "intimate photos" he allegedly sent to his girlfriend unless he said in public that the tabloid's reporting on him was not politically motivated."American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos," the company said in a statement on Friday.Bezos, the world's richest man, and his wife announced last month that they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage.That same day, the National Enquirer touted it was publishing alleged intimate text messages between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, a former television anchor whom he was said to be dating.Bezos opened an investigation into the leak, led by longtime security consultant Gavin de Becker.De Becker told media … [Read more...] about American Media defends reporting on Bezos
KATIE Price is so furious with her ex Kieran Hayler that she's refusing to speak to him after he made sensational claims about her ongoing love for Peter Andre. The former stripper claimed he could never compete with ex Katie's first love Pete and claimed she treated him like a "b***h" during their five-year marriage. And now Katie is so fuming that she's only speaking to Kieran through lawyers as they continue to co-parent their two children Bunny, four, and Jett, five. "Katie’s furious with Kieran and doesn’t understand why he did it," a source exclusively told The Sun Online. "She thought they were supposed to try and get along for the sake of the kids, and then he goes and does this. "She’s embarrassed about what he said about Pete and wishes he’d kept his trap shut." The source continued: "She’s told him to speak to her through lawyers if he has anything to say to her. She’s absolutely fuming with him." A representative for Katie … [Read more...] about Furious Katie Price refusing to speak to ex Kieran Hayler and tells him to communicate through her lawyer after he claimed she cheated on him and never got over Peter Andre
When was legal aid established? Free schemes run by volunteer lawyers to advise the poor who found themselves before a judge emerged at the end of the 19th century. The modern system was created by Clement Attlee’s Labour government, through the 1949 Legal Aid and Advice Act. The white paper preceding legislation said the aim was “to provide legal advice for those of slender means and resources, so that no one would be financially unable to prosecute a just and reasonable claim or defend a legal right; and to allow counsel and solicitors to be remunerated for their services”. Legal support and representation was to be available in all courts. There were merit tests and, above a certain limit, a sliding scale of contributions. Initially the scheme was overwhelmingly involved with divorce cases but provision gradually extended to other areas of the law. Devised at the same time as the welfare state, legal aid was not a nationalised service like the NHS or the benefits … [Read more...] about Legal aid: how has it changed in 70 years?
Press play to listen to this article By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY GOOGLE Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser ‘BACK TO NORMAL’: Brussels Airport announced that the strike by Aviapartner baggage handlers is over and workers have resumed their “activities,” which we assume means the chaos is over. Of course that comes too late for holidaymakers, 115,000 of whom were affected by the strike. More to come: Licenses for Brussels Airport ground handling services came into effect last Sunday and run through 2025. That gives Aviapartner staff plenty of opportunities over the next seven years to disrupt the European capital. GOOD MORNING. All Saints’ Day is a public holiday in many of Europe’s Catholic parts, Belgium included. The traffic (and weather) in Brussels Wednesday was so smooth, I’d Vespa around town for the sheer pleasure of it. The queue at Dierendonck … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Google: Austria goes full Trump — Everybody loves Merz — New Brexit D-Day