Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World, was told by a reporter at the News Corp. tabloid in an e-mail that a story had been “scammed” from an aide to the royal family’s voice mail, prosecutors said.
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, was at the center of phone-hacking and bribery practices that were commonplace at two company newspapers for a decade, prosecutors said on the first day of a criminal trial in London.
Sienna Miller, the British actress whose phone-hacking lawsuit against News Corp. helped trigger the demise of the News of the World tabloid, said she wrongfully accused friends and family of leaking information to the press.
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.
Actress Sienna Miller claimed News of the World ’s top news editor ordered the hacking of her phone’s voice mail, and those of her friends and employees, to get personal information, the Guardian reported today.