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.
As Rupert Murdoch testifies this week before a judge-led inquiry into media ethics, strict security is in place to protect him from agitators like the man who shoved a foam pie in his face when he made a similar appearance before Parliament.
Revelations that U.K. tabloid journalists may have graduated to hacking computers in addition to mobile phones may form the next scandal facing Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., a U.K. lawmaker investigating privacy violations by the now-defunct News of the World said.
Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s head of communications for most of his time as prime minister, said he believed British newspapers other than those owned by News Corp. had broken the law to get stories.
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.