Lauren Sanchez’s brother sold Jeff Bezos’ texts & photos to the Enquirer for $200K

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For months, we’ve been discussing Jeff Bezos, the breakup of his marriage from Mackenzie Bezos, and his affair with Lauren Sanchez. Bezos made a really strong argument that the National Enquirer attempted to blackmail him in an attempt to get him to shut down his internal investigation into who outed his affair and ended his marriage. I still think there are pieces to the larger story – political retribution from the David Pecker-Donald Trump alliance, plus the Saudi connection – which deserve to be thoroughly investigated. But I also tapped out of the story when Lauren Sanchez’s brother started talking. It was clear that David Sanchez was one shady character, and it was also clear that he had a hand in selling out his sister and her then-married lover, Jeff Bezos. As it turns out, that’s exactly what happened:

The National Enquirer paid the brother of Jeff Bezos’ mistress $200,000 for the racy text messages and other dirt used in their story that sunk the billionaire’s marriage, a report said. The tabloid paid the money to Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos mistress Lauren Sanchez, with an upfront contract in exchange for the text messages used in an 11-page spread about their affair that was published in January, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Michael Sanchez, who has been a longtime source for the Enquirer, began speaking to the tabloid about Bezos and his sister’s relationship last fall, according to the report. Sanchez and the Enquirer finalized the deal on Oct. 26. The Enquirer’s lawyer, Cameron Stracher, included an upfront payment in the contract to prove the story would not be a “catch and kill” operation similar to the ones it had carried out on behalf of President Trump during the 2016 presidential election, the newspaper reported.

[From Page Six]

Yeah. We been knew. Put aside the Saudi connection and the fact that David Pecker went after one of Trump’s perceived enemies for a moment. What this story boils down to is a mistress and her married lover being sold out by someone close. What did David Sanchez do, take his sister’s phone and send himself all of their texts and selfies and such? I think that’s exactly what happened. I also think it’s possible that Lauren Sanchez was in on the scheme, and the richest man in the world got rooked by two bargain-basement Florida hustlers, a brother-and-sister con artist team.

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  1. H says:

    My brother can be an idiot, but I don’t think he’d ever do this to me. If I was Lauren, I’d boot him out of my life.

    • Clay says:

      psst…Lauren is more than complicit in all this. She ain’t a victim of her brother, I won’t be surprised if she orchestrated the whole thing to force Bezos’ divorce. She’s a social climber. Both she and her brother are low life Hollywood trash.

      • Eleonor says:

        My theory too. She is complicit.

      • holly hobby says:

        Yep. There is no way she didn’t know her bro took her phone and sent all the contents to himself. How could someone be that dumb. She wanted Bezos to leave his wife and this was a good way.

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        She is totally in on it! She was the “honey pot.” Seriously, though it’s sad that Bezos got so obviously played. Come ON, dude. You can build an empire, but can’t see through a honey pot sting? OK.

  2. Beach Dreams says:

    She was totally in on it.

  3. Dana M says:

    I wonder if LS and Bezos are still even together in light of this information.

    • Layla Beans says:

      I wonder that too. I also think she was in on it. If they were still together, wouldn’t they have been seen in public since this broke?

    • Boodiba says:

      I’d bet they aren’t.

    • holly hobby says:

      I think they broke up too. There was a story here awhile back about how they were going to make their couple debut at the Oscars. That came and went and I do not see photos of them together.

      Bezos isn’t that stupid. I’m sure he quietly distanced himself.

  4. Lizzie says:

    sometimes you want to have sex with a cat person so bad you have to blow up your marriage and risk blackmail…

    • launicaangelina says:

      If sexing cat people is wrong, Jeff doesn’t want to be right. 😂

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Hahahahaha love it

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Cat person, lol. I wondered what she looks like without all of that filler. Probably a lot better.

    • BchyYogi says:

      Visually LS projects “hustle”. However she’s accomplished, an heli pilot, somewhat schmaltzy “news” personality, but she has a job? I kind of want to hate on her, but it may be a Meghan Markel trashy family issue?

  5. Mia4s says:

    $200,000? THAT’S IT? How dumb is this guy? That’s a paltry sum compared to the connections a billionaire could give you. Oh and if this was some plan to get him to leave the marriage faster, he’s still dumb. You think Bezos and his people aren’t going to make sure this guy never sees a penny? Stupid beyond belief.

  6. Catherine says:

    I completely believe that she was in on it to force his hand in leaving his wife. This benefits her too greatly not to have been involved, it’s a huge win for her and she can easily act as if she knew nothing. The brother & sister seem like hustlers to me.

  7. Sayrah says:

    I think she was in on it because she wanted to force Jeff’s hand. Splitting $200k with her brother is small potatoes compared to the amount of money she has access to as Jeff’s girlfriend (eventual wife?) as opposed to being his mistress.

    • ME says:

      Agree! At first I thought it was really short-sighted to only get $200k, but now it sounds like this sibling grifter duo were playing the long game. Though, maybe we’re giving them too much credit?

    • Vv says:

      agreed, i was thinking this from the beginning. as in, it can be both – the enquirer and Trump wanted to take Bezos down and the rumors about a mistress were going around in certain circles.
      the brother was game cos money and Trump supporting so convincing him was easy, and Lauren herself saw it as an opportunity to force Bezos out of his marriage.

  8. Michael says:

    Bezos was a fool to blow up his marriage for this woman but it is done now. The question is whether he will continue to be her fool? He may be romantically naive but he certainly is not stupid. Expensive lessons though

    • Carol Savesky says:

      Somewhere in Silicon valley, Jeff Bezos’ wife McKenzie is snickering…
      I hope Bezos wizens up to his shady mistress and doesn’t marry her, but he seems totally vajdazzled by her.

      • Felicia says:

        All the same, he didn’t take her to the Oscars. Shortly after they were outed, she was his date to the Globes. So… that seems a relationship downgrade to me.

  9. adastraperaspera says:

    I don’t believe it went down this way. I think they’re putting this story out to cover up who actually arranged this attack on Bezos. Which I think is Trump. Why would we believe the Enquirer saying the brother did it, when they are Trump’s PR rag? Bezos must be close to filing a big lawsuit, and this is how they think they’ll explain it away. Can’t see that working.

    • holly hobby says:

      I really don’t care about the Bezos lawsuit. I want Pecker’s plea bargain snuffed and that pig hauled off to jail.

  10. boredblond says:

    Knowing the brother was involved in the trump campaign makes his enquirer connection a no-brainer, considering all these lowlife cons seem to be linked to one another and use the same playbook. I can’t believe though that she would be so $tupid as to be in on the $cheme.

    • Embee says:

      Wasn’t she formerly employed as a Fox News host? I’m thinking she was in on this for the full haul – to take down Bezos on behalf of the Orange Grifter

  11. Rebecca says:

    If she was in on this with her brother she shall be known as the world’s dumbest woman. She could have stuck it out for the long con and married one of the world’s richest men.

    If he hasn’t already, he needs to move on. She’s the worst mistress. She was either in on it or doesn’t know how to be discreet.

  12. Patty says:

    Eh. She loses more selling Bezos out than staying the course. I really don’t think she was in on it. From Sanchez’s point of view there are three maybe four realistic outcomes from her relationship with Bezos:

    1. She’s just a mistress / girlfriend
    2. She gets him to marry her and she can enjoy his largesse while married – don’t think for one second that Bezos would marry her without the most ironclad prenup known to man.
    3. She uses the relationship to gain additional exposure and get more contracts for her business.

    These only work if her and Jeff are an item. I think her idiot brother did it, because he’s an idiot. If one wants to believe that Sanchez is a cunning honey pot gold digger, than you have to accept that she wouldn’t be stupid enough to get herself booted off the gravy train this early.

    Of course I’m of the opinion that most of the comments about her being a gold digger are moreso related to her looks and bad plastic surgery; and if she looked like Melinda Gates or Heidi Klum no one would bat an eye.

  13. Adrien says:

    Everytime I see Bezos, I see Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor in Superman Returns. And Lauren is starting to look like John Leguizamo in “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar”, which is to say she looks great?!?

  14. aenflex says:

    Why didn’t they ask for more money from the Enquirer? 200k shouldn’t be very much to them.

  15. Baltimom says:

    Something very suspicious about it all. He had complete access to the phone. Either she is naive and gave him her passcode/doesn’t have one or she was in on it. My guess is she was in on it. Her brother got some cash/fame and she got access to more money than any of us will ever see in our lifetime (which she will find a way to share with bro if she marries Bezos). Plus the fame angle. Bezos is a stupid, egotistical rich guy and fell for the whole thing and still seems to believe it. Sure she loves you for you. All billion dollars of you.

  16. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Mackenzie pours herself a glass of wine and gazed thoughtfully into the middle distance. A slight smile appears on her face…….