April 10, 2019 / 11:35 PM / 4 months ago

American Media looking to sell tabloid National Enquirer

April 10 (Reuters) - American Media Inc on Wednesday said it is looking at strategic options for its U.S. tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer, which may result in its sale.

The company announced the board's decision after the operational review of the U.S. and UK editions of the National Enquirer, Globe and National Examiner brands, which began last August, the company said in a statement here

National Enquirer has been embroiled in a battle with Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive and founder Jeff Bezos, who is also the owner of the Washington Post. The world's richest man has accused the publication of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing intimate photos. AMI has defended its reporting on Bezos' affair.

Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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