Actor Hugh Grant was “reckless” when he claimed the Mail on Sunday newspaper hacked into his voice mails, a lawyer for U.K. publisher Daily Mail & General Trust Plc told a judge-led inquiry into press ethics.
British actor Hugh Grant, the star of the romantic comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” sued London’s Metropolitan Police, two months after he said he taped a former tabloid journalist saying phone hacking was widespread.
British actor Hugh Grant won a court order requiring London’s Metropolitan Police to hand over documents with any evidence that his voice mails were hacked into by a private investigator for News Corp.’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid or other newspapers.
Monsanto Co. , the world’s largest seed company, cut its profit forecast after deciding to reduce the price of its Roundup herbicide because Chinese competitors oversupplied the market. The shares fell the most in seven months.
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.
Rebekah Brooks, the former editor at the center of the five-month-old trial over alleged phone hacking and bribery at News Corp. tabloids, led jurors through more than 60 hours of testimony discussing examples of checkbook journalism, celebrity gossip and her own rocky love affairs.
Actor Hugh Grant and former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott attended a dinner to honor Nick Davies, the Guardian newspaper reporter who in July 2009 broke the first story that phone hacking at News Corp.’s News of the World newspaper might extend beyond a “rogue” reporter.
Monsanto Co., the world’s biggest seed company, said it stands to gain from the worst U.S. Midwest drought in a decade because the difficult conditions may demonstrate its superior yields and create seed shortages for competitor.