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BRITAIN’S TOP CELEBRITY PUBLICIST ARRESTED

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s firestorm of scandals produced another flareup on Thursday when the country’s leading celebrity publicist, Max Clifford, was arrested and questioned by Scotland Yard on suspicion of sexual offenses. “Anyone who really knew me all those years ago, and those who have known me since, will have no doubt I would never act in the […]

NEWS INTERNATIONAL DAMAGES TESTIMONY BY ITS FORMER CHIEF

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Repeated assertions by former News International chief Rebekah Brooks that she knew nothing about voicemail hacking being conducted by reporters of the now-defunct NI tabloid News of the World have seemingly been undermined by NI itself. In a letter to the Commons Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee, it was revealed that Brooks personally negotiated […]

LAWYER: HACKER SCANDAL IS “MURDOCH’S WATERGATE”

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

(Updated) In an extraordinary about-face, Rupert Murdoch’s News International — the umbrella group for his British news operations — has admitted that reporters for its Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, hacked into the voicemails of at least eight celebrities and politicians who are suing the paper. On Sunday, News of the World published […]

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 […]

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 […]