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Nov 12, 2013

Angelina Jolie stunt double had phone hacked, UK court hears

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – A stunt double for Angelina Jolie
had her phone hacked by a private eye working for a Rupert
Murdoch British tabloid to gain information about the actress’s
relationship with Brad Pitt, a trial of two former editors heard
on Tuesday.

Eunice Huthart, who was also a good friend of the actress,
was targeted by the News of the World in 2005 and 2006 when
there was huge media interest in the Hollywood stars’
relationship, prosecutors told the Old Bailey court.

Nov 12, 2013

Angelina Jolie stunt double had phone hacked, British court hears

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – A stunt double for Angelina Jolie
had her phone hacked by a private eye working for a Rupert
Murdoch British tabloid to gain information about the actress’s
relationship with Brad Pitt, a trial of two former editors was
told on Tuesday.

Eunice Huthart, who was also a good friend of the actress,
was targeted by the News of the World paper in 2005 and 2006
when there was huge media interest in the Hollywood stars’
relationship, prosecutors told the Old Bailey court.

Nov 7, 2013

Hacked voicemails found in safe of Murdoch’s UK news company, court told

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Recordings of hacked voicemail
messages from then British Home Secretary were found in the safe
of the top lawyer at Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, the
trial of two of his former editors over phone-hacking was told
on Thursday.

The messages from David Blunkett, in charge of policing and
security as Prime Minister Tony Blair’s interior minister at the
time, were hacked from the phone of his lover in 2004, London’s
Old Bailey central criminal court heard.

Nov 5, 2013

Murdoch reporters accessed missing girl’s phone messages, court hears

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s
News of the World told police hunting for a missing schoolgirl
in 2002 they had accessed her phone’s voicemail messages, a
London court heard on Tuesday, as prosecutors focused in on the
case at the heart of the trial.

Stuart Kuttner, then managing editor of the tabloid,
contacted Surrey Police investigating the disappearance of Milly
Dowler to say they had details of her voicemails, according to
testimony the prosecution gave to show Kuttner was aware of the
phone-hacking. Dowler was later found murdered.

Nov 4, 2013

Brooks tried to hide hacking evidence – prosecutor

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, and her husband were involved in an elaborate but botched plan to hide computers and documents from police investigating phone-hacking, a London court heard on Monday.

Brooks, a former editor of Murdoch’s News of the World and Sun newspapers, also arranged with her personal assistant for seven boxes full of her archived notebooks to be spirited away before detectives could get hold of them, prosecutor Andrew Edis told England’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey.

Nov 4, 2013

UK Murdoch executive Brooks tried to hide hacking evidence – prosecutor

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, and her husband were involved in an elaborate but botched plan to hide computers and documents from police investigating phone-hacking, a London court heard on Monday.

Brooks, a former editor of Murdoch’s News of the World and Sun newspapers, also arranged with her personal assistant for seven boxes full of her archived notebooks to be spirited away before detectives could get hold of them, prosecutor Andrew Edis told England’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey.

Nov 4, 2013

UK Murdoch executive tried to hide hacking evidence – prosecutor

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of
Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, and her husband were
involved in an elaborate but botched plan to hide computers and
documents from police investigating phone-hacking, a London
court heard on Monday.

Brooks, a former editor of Murdoch’s News of the World and
Sun newspapers, also arranged with her personal assistant for
seven boxes full of her archived notebooks to be spirited away
before detectives could get hold of them, prosecutor Andrew Edis
told England’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey.

Nov 1, 2013

UK phone-hacking trial hears editor wrote ‘do his phone’

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Coulson, then editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, instructed a journalist working on a story about a celebrity to “do his phone”, a jury trying Coulson and others for phone-hacking was told on Friday.

Coulson, fellow former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, and two senior employees of Murdoch’s British group News International are accused of conspiring to intercept voicemails for stories.

Oct 31, 2013

Murdoch editors Brooks, Coulson had affair, British hacking trial told

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson,
former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World
tabloid, had a six-year affair at the time their reporters
hacked phone messages of politicians and royalty, a London court
heard on Thursday.

Revealing their close ties, prosecutor Andrew Edis said the
intimacy of their relationship indicated both knew as much as
the other about the criminal activities of senior journalists on
the paper.

Oct 31, 2013

Murdoch editors Brooks, Coulson had affair, hacking trial told

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World tabloid, were having an affair at the time their reporters are accused of hacking into phones, a court heard on Thursday.

Prosecutor Andrew Edis said the intimacy of their relationship indicated each knew as much as the other about how their reporters were operating. Both have denied conspiring to hack into phones or making illegal payments to public officials.