June 3, 2023

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Piers Morgan Involved in Prince Harry’s Court Phone Hacking Case – Deadline

Piers Morgan is once again facing questions about his involvement in the phone hack as part of the High Court legal war being waged by Prince Harry and other celebrities.

On the first day of the trial v The Daily Mirror, the British tabloid newspaper edited Morgan for nearly a decade, it was alleged that he “must have known” about the illegal interception of voice mail. Morgan has consistently denied any knowledge of phone hacking in Mirror, which he edited from 1995 to 2004.

The trial has reignited the phone hacking debate in the UK more than a decade after Rupert Murdoch shut down world News Amidst what reveals illegal activity.

The Supreme Court was told that Morgan, a presenter on Murdoch’s TalkTV and Fox News, openly discussed the phone hack in front of colleagues in the Mirror Group Newspapers building, According to The Guardian.

former Mirror Political editor David Seymour told the court how Morgan played a Paul McCartney voicemail to reporters, as the Beatle star tried to mend his relationship with then-girlfriend Heather Mills by singing. And I love her.

In another example, Omid Scobie, a royal journalist with close ties to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, claimed he heard Morgan discuss getting information from voicemails when doing a work trial at Mirror in 2002.

Morgan responded to the allegations today by posting a screenshot from the Season 26 episode of South Parkin which characters like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle embark on a “private global tour”.

He later told ITV News that Prince Harry should apologize for invading his family’s privacy.

He said: “I’m not going to be lecturing on an invasion of privacy from Prince Harry, someone who has spent the last three years ruthlessly and cynically invading the privacy of the royal family for huge commercial gain and telling a bunch of lies about them.” “So I suggest he walk out of court and apologize to his family for the outrageous invasion of privacy he was committing.”

Mirror Group newspapers have previously admitted their journalists were involved in phone hacking and paid 100 million pounds ($126 million) in settlements and legal costs to victims, according to the Guardian.

The press group denied that senior executives knew about the illegal activity. The company also denies that Prince Harry’s phone was hacked, but today apologized to the Duke of Sussex for using a private investigator to illegally gather evidence on him at a nightclub in 2004.

In his testimony, Prince Harry told the High Court that illegal activity at the Mirror Group’s newspapers had contributed to his “great distress” and “paranoia”. He will testify at trial in June. According to BBC journalist Katie Razal.

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