Jeff Goes To Hollywood and Meets a Hollywood Lawyer

By on March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was just another geek billionaire until his company entered the movie industry. It was downhill from there. First it was bodybuilding and Oscar parties, then a divorce that started out quiet and dignified but was turning into a circus until famed show-biz attorney Marty Singer, and celebrity security consultant Gavin DeBecker stepped in. David Pecker, CEO of American Media, the parent company of The National Enquirer, threatened to publish private photos of Bezos it had obtained if Bezos didn’t back off a claim that The Enquirer’s coverage constituted a legal hit on behalf of Donald Trump. DeBecker found out how Pecker obtained the photos and Singer sent Pecker one of his infamous “cease and desist” letters. So far nothing has been published. It could end up in court, because If Pecker backs down, then his quasi-extortion racket, which he calls “catch and release” (normally he demands money in return for not publishing something),  may no longer be viable. Singer is famous for the way he goes about quashing unfavorable publicity for his Hollywood clients. In a 2017 profile, the LA Times calls him “Hollywood’s favorite hit-man.” It details his tactics and lists some of his biggest wins. – Remember when Mike Tyson bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the ring, says actress Sharon Stone. That’s what Marty is like in court.
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