) - American business tycoon Joseph Bezos accused the National Enquirer of blackmailing him and threatening to publish pictures of him with his mistress naked. 

Bezos said he was being blackmailed by the National Enquirer, which threatens to publish his naked photograph along with intimate pictures of his mistress smoking cigars. 

The American businessman, whose fortune is estimated at $ 137 billion, said the newspaper dared to send a written threat after verbal blackmail of him in publishing the photos, which he said contained 10 obscene pictures of him and his mistress with descriptions described as "blackmail."

The letter of threat calls on the Washington Post , owned by Bezos, to recognize that National Enquirer is not biased in publishing its news for political purposes, asserting that disclosure of the content of the confidential message will lead to the publication of the images. 

The National Enquirer, known for its scandals, published photos showing Bezos's relationship with Loren Sanchez, the American broadcaster and actress. 

The US businessman said he had asked a special team of investigators to reveal how his messages were being infiltrated and leaked to the paper and whether they were politically motivated.