CNN aired Part 5 on Sunday night. Murdoch: Empire of Influence, A new documentary series that is basically a real life version Inheritance. Sunday’s episode “Hack Job” revisited the chaos of disgraced phone hacking Rupert MurdochIt appeared in a British tabloid in the early 2010s, upending his entire global media apparatus in the process. For those of us who are painfully obsessed with all the twists and turns of this sordid affair, it was heartfelt nostalgia.
Yet news about phone hacks suddenly becomes less nostalgic. A host of new allegations from a number of very high profile people have not only pushed the issue back into the headlines, but one of the UK’s most powerful media organizations, daily mail, It is now, as plaintiffs’ attorneys describe, facing “legal assault” from groups including: prince harry (already at war with British tabloids over coverage) Megan Markle); Baroness Doreen Lawrence.sir elton john and his husband, David Furnish; and the actors Elizabeth Hurley When Sadie Frost.
In a press release issued Oct. 6 through law firm Hamlins, the individuals publicly said they were “victims of hideous criminal activity and gross invasion of privacy” at the hands of their parent company, Associated Newspapers. claimed. Post and its sister titles, mail on sunday and email online. More to the point, the press claims in his release that he is “hiring a private investigator to covertly install bugs in people’s cars and homes.” “Ask individuals to surreptitiously listen to and record people’s live, private calls while they are on the phone.” “Accessing bank accounts, credit histories, and financial transactions through illegal means,” among other illegal activities.
The plot quickly thickened: Four days after Hamlins’ announcement, the former British MP was revealed. Simon Hughes I participated in Pile-on. (We’re told that Hughes filed his claim on the same day as others, but it didn’t initially appear in the court’s electronic files.) Again, the details are scant, but Guardian reported that the Hughes case “was expected to claim that the newspaper company hired a private investigator who improperly accessed voicemail messages.” aka phone hacking.
In another adjacent story, Guardian reported murdock Sun is facing another eight phone hacking cases that are “going through the legal system.”Initially, phone hacking revelations focused on Murdoch world news, It was closed in 2011. Teresa MayIn 2018, it was widely supported by newspaper companies. ) The scandal didn’t stop there, as many expected. world news. the lawsuit is finally Sun, The company categorically denies hacking phones, but is settling a lawsuit alleging the act. world news When Sun, Murdoch’s Newsgroup Newspapers, the UK division within Newscorp, paid hundreds of millions of pounds to a veritable army of litigants. ) while outside Murdoch World, daily mirror We have received dozens of complaints.
now, Post It seems we are at the beginning of a new chapter in a story that dates back more than a decade, as we are dragged into court by a cabal of A-listers, including a veteran of the phone-hacking wars. “Aside from the cancellation of the second part of the Leveson Inquiry, this is the most significant development.” Evan Harris A former member of parliament and a campaigner for media accountability, earlier this year he settled a phone-hacking allegation against Murdoch’s British newspaper division. “It is important because Post I always said it doesn’t matter [in criminal behavior], and its executives, in fact, said so under oath at the Leveson Inquiry. This is a very powerful media group, even more powerful than Murdoch’s news agency, and the question becomes whether the Leveson Inquiry was misunderstood or misinformed. ”
of Post, for its part, does not consider lying allegations. “We fully and unequivocally refute these ridiculous slurs,” said the Associated Press statement. Post Title to the phone hacking case regarding articles up to 30 years old. These unsubstantiated and highly defamatory claims, not based on credible evidence, are simply fishing expeditions by the claimants and their attorneys, some of which have already filed lawsuits elsewhere. There is