Evidence given to an inquiry into phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World newspaper was published today by a panel of lawmakers examining the allegations and the police’s investigation of them.
Max Clifford, a celebrity publicist who has represented O.J. Simpson, David Beckham and Simon Cowell, was arrested by U.K. police probing decades-old pedophilia claims against people in the entertainment industry.
News Corp.’s British newspaper unit is close to settling at least 10 lawsuits by politicians, athletes and other prominent victims of phone hacking before the first civil trial over the scandal starts next month.
News Corp.’s British newspaper unit settled at least 15 more lawsuits by victims of illegal voice- mail interceptions at its News of the World tabloid and delayed the first civil trial in the scandal by two weeks.