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A SMOKING GUN IN NEWS CORP’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL?

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Evidence that would appear to suggest that senior executives of Rupert Murdoch’s British news subsidiary News International (NI), including his son James, had engaged in a massive cover-up of the voicemail hacking scandal since at least 2007 was published today (Tuesday) by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The evidence includes a […]

WILL U.K. DETECTIVE BECOME HACKERGATE’S JOHN DEAN?

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Private detective Glenn Mulcaire said today (Tuesday) through his attorneys that he did not act “unilaterally” when he intercepted phone calls while “effectively employed” by Britain’s now-shuttered News of the World tabloid. “As an employee he acted on the instructions of others,” the attorneys’ statement said. It added, “In the light of the ongoing police […]

NEWS CORP APOLOGIZES FOR HACKING ACTRESS’S PHONE

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ending a long and persistent battle against Rupert Murdoch’s powerful News Corp, actress Sienna Miller accepted ¬£100,000 (about $160,000) from the corporation and an apology for hacking her voicemail in order to obtain information about her relationship with Jude Law that it published in its Sunday tabloid News of the World. The apology came to […]

WHO’S PAYING LEGAL BILLS OF CONVICTED NEWS OF THE WORLD HACKER?

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite denials by News International, Rupert Murdoch’s umbrella group for his London newspapers, that it ever countenanced the hacking of the voicemails of celebrities by its News of the World reporters, rival newspapers are demanding to know whether the news organization is paying the legal fees of the private detective at the center of the […]

U.K.’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL: “LOST” EMAILS FOUND

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a development that could turn out to be the British equivalent of the release of the infamous White House tapes that brought down the Nixon presidency, The News of the World, Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, disclosed today (Tuesday) that it has located millions of internal emails that it previously claimed had been lost. The […]

CELEBRITY HACKING SCANDAL WIDENS IN U.K.

March 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Former News of the World assistant editor Ian Edmondson has been named as an additional defendant in the case of a woman suing the British tabloid for allegedly hacking her voicemail. Edmondson was suspended last December after Scotland Yard, which has renewed its investigation of the hacking claims, turned up evidence indicating that he had […]

U.K. COMIC WANTS TO KNOW WHO ORDERED HIS VOICEMAIL HACKED

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British TV comedian Steve Coogan has asked a London court to order former private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to disclose which executives of Rupert Murdoch’s news empire ordered him to hack the voicemail of thousands of celebrities and politicians, including Coogan’s. At a pretrial hearing on Monday, Coogan’s attorney, Jeremy Reed, said that his client “conducts […]

INTERNAL PROBE LAUNCHED AT MURDOCH’S LONDON TABLOID

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

News International, which oversees News Corp’s newspaper properties in the U.K. including the Sunday tabloid News of the World, announced Thursday that it will conduct an independent investigation of allegations of voice-mail hacking by NoW reporters. News of the probe follows last month’s sacking of Ian Edmondson, the assistant editor in charge of news for […]

HACKERGATE: WHO KNEW WHAT, WHEN?

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp appeared to be exposed to the possibility of millions of dollars in lawsuits Wednesday as a judge in London ordered that police turn over to the former assistant of publicist Max Clifford any evidence that they may have that her voice mail was tapped by reporters or investigators working for Murdoch’s […]

GORDON RAMSAY TURNS UP BURNERS ON HACKERGATE

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hells Kitchen TV chef Gordon Ramsay has joined the widening list of British celebrities and politicians linked to the telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid, News of the World. The London Independent reported today (Friday) that Ramsay’s name appeared on a list of celebrities, together with their phone numbers, account numbers and PIN codes, […]

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