Jef McAllister speaks to Wired about Jeff Bezos blackmail response

With regard to his response to blackmail attempts, Wired argues, “We could all learn a thing or two from Jeff Bezos.” The Amazon CEO and founder wrote a blog on Medium revealing that The National Enquirer had threatened to release naked pictures of him, unless he publicly declared the tabloid’s coverage was not politically motivated.

Managing Partner of McAllister Olivarius Jef McAllister spoke with Wired about responding to blackmail, suggesting it is best to never give in to blackmailers’ requests. “With revenge porn, if you can, it’s always best to call their bluff. In many cases they won’t publish the photos anyway, and will instead just move to the next target.” He pointed out, “The only way you can control this is to resist shame.”