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HACKING VICTIMS WON’T ASK FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES

September 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Some of the alleged victims of phone hacking by the now defunct British tabloid News of the World who are suing News International, News Corp’s British newspaper subsidiary, have agreed to drop their demands for punitive damages so as not to prejudice the criminal proceedings against several NI executives and journalists. NI had protested the […]

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 […]

HOLLYWOOD-BASED REPORTER ARRESTED IN U.K. PHONE-HACKING SCANDAL

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Desborough, the Hollywood-based reporter for Britain’s now-defunct News of the World, has become the thirteenth person connected with the News Corp tabloid to be arrested in the ongoing telephone hacking scandal. Britain’s Guardian newspaper indicated that the charges against Desborough relate to his work for the newspaper before he was installed at its Los […]

PIERS MORGAN LASHES BACK AT HEATHER MILLS

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN host Piers Morgan has responded angrily to remarks made by Heather Mills, the ex-wife of Paul McCartney, implicating him in the widening telephone-hacking scandal in the U.K. On Wednesday, Mills said in an interview with the BBC that she had been contacted in 2001 by a journalist — not Morgan — working for newspaper […]

MURDOCH NEWS GROUP ADMITS PHONE HACKING

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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. The admission reverses its previous stance that the […]

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 […]