A public feud has risen between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and David Pecker, CEO of American Media, which publishes the National Inquirer, over alleged blackmail. Bezos claims that “AMI asked him to publicly deny any political motivation in its coverage of his divorce,” and that nudes would be released should he refuse.

Despite this, the CEO intends to increase the stakes and claims that if the National Inquirer doesn’t release an apology he will produce a pornographic film about Pecker. The inspiration for this response apparently came from a draft article that would eventually be sent to the media.

“I received a press release from my assistant that had the headline ‘Bezos Rails Against Sensational Pecker’ and immediately lost my cool,” he explained. “I figured the Enquirer could use a taste of its own medicine for once.”

According to sources in Bezos’ inner circle, this statement was not a joke and that scripts and scenes are being drafted as this article is being written. The main premise allegedly revolves around Mr. Pecker having his credibility “blown and smashed” by a “Ms. Amazon.”

This publication reached out to Pecker for comment on these rumors, but have yet to receive a reply. The media mogul’s press team, however, said they haven’t looked into the claims since they are so ridiculous and the fact that Bezos would respond to rumors of blackmail with blackmail is “absurd.”

In investigations of whether this production would be considered blackmail, our security expert Daniel Grey had little to say. He noted that blackmail is only illegal with a demand for money or some other benefit in exchange otherwise humiliating information.

“Frankly, I feel like this would embarrass Bezos as well as Pecker, and Bezos isn’t exactly asking for cash but just seems to want to make someone else look like a fool,” Grey stated continuing “yes, he demanded the National Inquirer cease pestering him, but I don’t see a legal precedent in blackmail for self harm.”

More details soon to follow.