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Jeff Bezos vs. Michael Sanchez: A timeline of their legal battle

• A defamation lawsuit against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on the verge of being thrown out, the latest update in a months-long legal battle.
• Michael Sanchez — the brother of Bezos’ girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez — claimed Bezos and his head of security, Gavin de Becker, falsely accused Sanchez of providing the nude photos of Bezos to the National Enquirer.
• The suit followed a scandal that erupted in January 2019, when the Enquirer revealed Bezos was in a relationship with Lauren Sanchez and published details of messages and photos they had exchanged.
• A subsequent investigation found evidence that Saudi Arabian officials had hacked Bezos’ phone, while media reports found that Michael Sanchez had been a source for the Enquirer.

A defamation lawsuit against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on the verge of being thrown out, the latest development in a months-long high-profile drama.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John P. Doyle issued a tentative ruling on Thursday that granted Bezos’ motion to throw out a suit filed by Michael Sanchez — the brother of Bezos’ girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez — accusing him and his head of security, Gavin de Becker, of defamation. Read from source….