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EX-NEWS OF THE WORLD REPORTER CALLS EDITORS “SCUM”

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former reporter and features editor for Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World has claimed that two former editors were well aware that the voicemails of celebrities and politicians were being routinely hacked by reporters, working with private investigators. Paul McMullan, who worked for the tabloid from 1994 to 2001, told the Leveson […]

HUGH GRANT LEARNS ABOUT MURDOCH’S REACTION TO HIS ARREST

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch was furious when his London tabloids published a story on their front pages in 1995 about Hugh Grant’s arrest for lewd conduct in a public place with prostitute Divine Brown, according to Paul McMullan, a former reporter for Murdoch’s News of the World. Wearing a hidden microphone, Grant interviewed McMullan […]

HUGH GRANT BUGS THE BUGGER

April 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Actor Hugh Grant secretly recorded a conversation with the former features editor of Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, the News of the World, and, in so doing, learned that his voicemail had been accessed by the paper’s reporters. In an article written for New Statesman magazine, Grant has disclosed how, wearing a hidden microphone, he had […]

MORE CONFESSIONS OF PHONE HACKING BY U.K. TABLOID REPORTERS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A former deputy features editor at Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World has claimed that 13 former colleagues have “confessed” to hacking into the voicemails of celebrities and politicians with the knowledge of former editor Andy Coulson, currently Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications director, the London Financial Times reported today (Monday). The features […]

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, […]

HACKERGATE SCANDAL GROWS IN BRITAIN

September 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A powerful committee of the British Parliament, composed of MPs from each of Britain’s leading political parties, has decided to hold hearings on the News of the World telephone hacking scandal to determine whether telephone conversations and voicemail messages of members of Parliament were intercepted by the Sunday tabloid. The Standards and Privileges Committee is […]