Friday, April 3, 2020

RUPERT & JAMES MURDOCH TO BE GRILLED AGAIN

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch and son James are due to appear next week at the Leveson inquiry into British media ethics. In July they were also questioned by a parliamentary committee looking into the still-unfolding telephone hacking scandal that resulted in the Murdochs’ decision to shut down its highly profitable London weekly, News of the World. The […]

ANTI-NEWS CORP CRUSADER MAY ASK FBI TO STEP IN

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Lewis, a British lawyer who is representing several of the celebrities who fell victim to reporters and private investigators who hacked into their voicemail on behalf of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K., has indicated that he may ask the FBI to step in to investigate possible criminal acts by those papers in the […]

NEWS CORP HACKING SCANDAL HITS U.S. SHORES

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone hacking scandal that has disrupted Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp operations in Britain is being carried to his front door in the U.S. British lawyer Mark Lewis, who represents several figures who claim that they were victims of the hacking — and whose own voicemails were hacked by a private detective and a reporter […]

I SPIED FOR NEWS OF THE WORLD, SAYS BRITISH PRIVATE EYE

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Scotland Yard police officer-turned private detective has admitted that he tailed more than 90 celebrities and politicians for the now-defunct News of the World over a period of eight years. Derek Webb told the BBC that his targets included Prince William, Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend), former U.K. attorney general Lord Goldsmith, Angelina […]

LAWYER CLAIMS BRITAIN’S CHANCELLOR FELT OBLIGATED TO EDITOR

September 13, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Mark Lewis, a lawyer for several of the alleged victims of telephone hacking by a private detective and reporters working for the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World, has suggested that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne recommended that Andy Coulson, the tabloid’s former editor, be appointed Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications director because […]