The phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.’s U.K. newspapers simmered for nearly five years before erupting on the national scene in July 2011 amid the discovery that journalists had hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl.
She didn’t know her newspaper had hired a private detective to hack the phone of a teenage murder victim. She entered into an affair with her deputy mostly because her other relationships were going through a “car crash.” She tried to implicate senior company executives in the scandal to protect herself. Her mistakes were due to her youth.
Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator jailed in 2007 for intercepting voice-mail messages while working for News Corp.’s defunct News of the World tabloid, sued the company, which had stopped paying his legal fees.
Glenn Mulcaire, the British private detective who hacked celebrities’ voice mails for the News of the World tabloid, was required to reveal by today for the first time the names of the News Corp. employees who directed him.
The British private eye jailed in 2007 for hacking into celebrities’ voice mails for News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid demanded 750,000 pounds ($1.2 million) from the company for information about his activities.
London police will seek to block a comedian’s lawyer from disclosing which News Corp. employees directed private detective Glenn Mulcaire to hack into celebrities’ voice mails, a person familiar with the case said.
Ex-News Corp. private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who was jailed in 2007 for secretly tapping celebrities’ voice mails, told a court that he shouldn’t have to give detailed evidence of his activities in phone-hacking cases.