Thursday, 18 January 2018

Corrie's Jimmi Harkishin wins phone hacking settlement

Publishers of The Sun and the now defunct New of the World - News Group Newspapers - have today offered payment to Coronation Street actor Jimmi Harkishin over phone hacking claims. 

The BBC report that Jimmi is one of four celebrities including TV presenter Kate Thornton, comedian Vic Reeves and former Spice Girls manager Chris Herbert whose claims against News Group Newspapers were due to be heard at the High Court but were abandoned after payouts were offered.

The alleged victims said the papers gathered information unlawfully.

According to the claimants, journalists at the News of the World and the Sun used phone hacking and "blagging" - tricking businesses into releasing confidential information - to find stories about them.

The four claimants said this led to the publication of 79 articles that they disputed.

As well as the four named cases, the court was due to hear two "generic" claims involving phone hacking at The Sun and allegations that senior executives at NGN conspired to destroy documents, computer equipment and millions of emails.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the papers had succeeded in this hacking they may have leaked all the fresh, original and totally unpredictable story lines for Corrie. Viewers would no longer have been shocked by the explosive twists. I'll leave now and take my sarcasm with me.

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