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. 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.
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. 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.
The British Broadcasting Corp. asked for a court order preventing News Corp. ’s HarperCollins from disclosing the identity of the “Stig,” a race driver who appears on the broadcaster’s “Top Gear” show.