June 19, 2019

Ryan Giggs to sue News of the World over phone hacking

The information you got was correct - it is how you got it that upsets me.

British footballer Ryan Giggs has become the latest celebrity to begin legal action against the News of the World over alleged phone hacking by the newspaper, his lawyers confirmed.

The development came as News International, parent company of the tabloid and its daily sister paper the Sun, acknowledged that former Sun and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks had been shown documents by police proving her voicemail had been illegally intercepted.

This will be an interesting case. Tabloid newspapers have mostly abandoned old fashioned journalism an embarked on more sophisticated information gathering techniques like eve dropping and hacking.

Ryan Giggs is a love rat but did he deserve to have his private affairs put under the publicity spotlight?