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HUGH GRANT SETTLES HACKING LAWSUIT

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant has settled his telephone-hacking lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s News International for an undisclosed “substantial sum” and said that he will donate the money to the Hacked Off campaign, which demands tougher press regulation. Grant had sued News International, the British publishing unit of Murdoch’s News Corp, after being informed by Scotland Yard that […]

HUGH GRANT ARRIVES FOR REPORT ON PHONE HACKING, PRESS ETHICS

November 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant, one of the telephone-hacking victims of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspapers in the U.K., was among the first to arrive at a London conference center where the report by the Leveson committee on media ethics and responsibility is due to be issued momentarily. Also in attendance: British satirist Tiernan Douieb, who tweeted: “Hugh Grant […]

FIGHTING TABLOIDS EXPENSIVE, CELEBRITIES SAY

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several British celebrities appearing today (Monday) before the Leveson inquiry into the ethics of the media described the enormous legal costs involved in trying to protect themselves against reporters who invade their privacy. TV comedian Steve Coogan noted that newspapers were insured against lawsuits but that their victims had to gamble huge sums in hopes […]

HUGH GRANT TESTIFIES AT U.K. HACKING INQUIRY

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant on Monday implicated another British tabloid in the telephone hacking scandal that has until now focused on the now-defunct Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World. In an appearance before the Leveson inquiry into the scandal, Grant hit out at a story published by The Mail on Sunday that claimed that his relationship […]

BRITISH INQUIRY INTO NEWS ETHICS OPENS

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Leveson inquiry into U.K. media ethics that will focus on the telephone hacking scandal that brought down Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World, opened today (Monday) with allegations by the panel’s chief counsel, Robert Jay, that phone hacking became “a thriving cottage industry” at News International, the News Corp subsidiary that oversees […]

HUGH GRANT BLASTS POLICE, M.P.S, ON PHONE HACKING PROBES

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant, one of the most outspoken celebrity victims of telephone hacking by the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World, has decried the decision by Scotland Yard to invoke the Official Secrets Act to force journalists working for Britain’s Guardian newspaper to reveal their sources for reports alleging that News of the World reporters […]

POLICE TOLD TO TURN OVER HUGH GRANT’S HACKERGATE FILES

July 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Hugh Grant, who has taken a leading role in exposing the extent of phone hacking in the U.K. by the recently shuttered News of the World, has won a court order forcing Scotland Yard to disclose details of its inquiry into the scandal insofar as they pertain to himself. Grant’s lawyers also asked the court […]

MURDOCH WITHDRAWS BSKYB BID

July 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As the leaders of all three major political parties appeared to join forces in opposition to Rupert Murdoch’s bid to acquire complete ownership of BSkyB, Britain’s largest commercial broadcaster, Murdoch’s News Corporation today (Wednesday) suddenly withdrew its bid. In a statement, News Corp President and COO Chase Carey said, “We believed that the proposed acquisition […]

JUDGE TO OVERSEE SETTLEMENTS TO U.K. HACKER VICTIMS

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest effort to keep a lid on the Hackergate scandal involving its London tabloid News of the World, News Group Newspapers, a unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, has appointed a former judge to administer its plan to settle the cases of celebrities and politicians who have brought invasion-of-privacy lawsuits against the tabloid. […]

HUGH GRANT HITS BACK AT TABLOIDS

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant is the latest British celebrity to indicate that he plans to sue Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate after learning from Scotland Yard that his voicemail had been hacked by a private detective working for Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World. During a BBC radio interview Grant said that he had been visited by […]

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