Terry Crews claims that Nationwide Enquirer proprietor American Media Inc. “tried to silence” him with false tales about prostitutes after he accused a expertise agent in a lawsuit of groping him.
The Brooklyn 99 actor’s declare Friday got here a day after Jeff Bezos accused AMI chairman and CEO David Pecker of threatening to publish nude pictures of him within the Nationwide Enquirer in a blackmail and extortion plot.
“This similar firm, AMI, tried to silence me in my lawsuit towards @wme and Adam Venit by fabricating tales of me with prostitutes — and even went as far as creating pretend receipts,” Crews tweeted on Friday, in accordance with the New York Submit.
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“I referred to as their bluff by releasing their threats on-line,” he mentioned. “They blinked.”
Crews in 2017 had accused RadarOnline, an AMI outlet, of threatening to publish a narrative reporting that he had employed two prostitutes throughout a go to to Monte Carlo.
Crews mentioned again then that AMI was making an attempt to intimidate him from going ahead with the lawsuit.
Crews shared a screenshot of a purported electronic mail from RadarONline in search of remark. The story was by no means printed which Crews attributes to the truth that it was unfaithful.
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The Enquirer final month accused Bezos of getting an extra-marital affair with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Bezos claims AMI leveled the blackmail menace if he didn’t finish an investigation into the corporate and its alleged political ties.
Journalist Ronan Farrow mentioned Friday he and one other journalist have been threatened by the Nationwide Enquirer for breaking tales concerning the tabloid’s ties to President Trump. Pecker’s friendship with Trump goes again many years.
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A Fox Information electronic mail to an AMI spokesman for remark Saturday was not instantly returned.