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 prosecution of Britain’s Duchess of York for taking part in the secret filming of two orphanages in Turkey in 2008 may be suspended because of changes to the law, Haberturk said, citing a petition by her lawyer.
News Corp.’s British publishing unit won a court ruling to avoid giving victims of its tabloid phone- hacking scandal swathes of new internal e-mail and other evidence ahead of a civil trial scheduled to start next year.
Thousands of News Corp.’s potential phone-hacking victims still haven’t been notified by police, and dozens of suspects may face drawn-out criminal trials, in a sign the scandal that peaked a year ago isn’t going away soon.
Hugh Grant, the British actor who told a media-ethics inquiry the press had become “toxic” in its pursuit of celebrity gossip, sued News Corp.’s U.K. unit over claims its News of the World tabloid hacked his phone.
News Corp.’s U.K. publishing unit was sued by at least 43 more victims of phone hacking by its now-defunct News of the World tabloid, including “Dr. Who” actor Christopher Eccleston and English model Katie Price.
Former European Central Bank Executive Board member Lorenzo Bini Smaghi paid 50 euros ($65.3) to fund Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi’s campaign for the leadership of Italy’s Democratic Party before the elections due by April of next year.