News Corp. is examining iPhones used by four unidentified company executives for evidence sought by victims of phone hacking by the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, a company lawyer said in court today.
A U.K. soccer player who reportedly had a 6-month affair with a reality-TV star sought a court order to search e-mails and text messages of all employees of Rupert Murdoch ’s Sun newspaper to see if they have broken the terms of a privacy injunction.
News Corp. faces as many as 100 more lawsuits over tabloid phone hacking, lawyers said at a London court hearing as the company formally apologized to Hugh Grant and Sarah Ferguson to resolve their claims.
Actress Sienna Miller was offered 100,000 pounds ($163,000) by News Corp. ’s U.K. unit to settle a lawsuit over allegations her mobile phone was hacked into by journalists at the News of the World newspaper.
News Corp. may face further phone- hacking claims as hundreds more victims have been identified in a new police investigation into the illegal interception of voice-mail messages by the company’s U.K. publishing unit.