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Prince Harry And Elton John Appear At High Court For Lawsuit Against Daily Mail Publisher

Monday, Prince Harry and Elton John appear at High Court in London. This was a big boost for a privacy lawsuit that celebrities and other public figures filed against a newspaper publisher.

Kenzo Norman
Mar 28, 202341 Shares1366 Views
Monday, Prince Harry and Elton John appear at High Courtin London. This was a big boost for a privacy lawsuit that celebrities and other public figures filed against a newspaper publisher.
Associated Newspapers (ANL), which publishes the Daily Mail, is trying to stop the high court cases about alleged illegal activity at its titles. They say that journalists or private investigators working for the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday, both of which are owned by ANL, did "many illegal things" to them.
Their lawyer, David Sherborne, said that they hacked into cell phone messages, listened in on calls, got private information like medical records by lying or "blagging," and "commissioning the breaking and entry into private property." From 1993 to 2011 and even into 2018, the alleged activity took place.

Prince Harry And Elton John Appear At High Court

Prince Harry, Elton John at court in privacy case

The Duke of Sussex showed up unexpectedly at the High Court as a case about alleged phone tapping and other invasions of privacy got started. Sir Elton John was in the courtroom with Prince Harry, who is one of the people suing Associated Newspapers, which publishes the Daily Mail.
The duke says that some articles that Associated put out led to "suspicion and paranoia." All of the claims against it are "vigorously denies" by the publisher. Monday morning, Prince Harry went to the High Court, and Sir Elton, who is also involved in the case, showed up at lunchtime.
The actress Elizabeth Hurley, John's husband David Furnish, and Doreen Lawrence, the mother of Stephen Lawrence, who was killed because of his race in 1993 and whose death led to the discovery of serious UK police failings, are also part of the legal action.
Lawyers for the group told the court that the publisher of the Daily Mail ordered the breaking and entering of private property, illegally intercepting voicemail messages and getting medical records. Lawyer David Sherborne wrote to the court:
The claimants each claim that in different ways they were the victim of numerous unlawful acts carried out by the defendant, or by those acting on the instructions of its newspapers, The Daily Mail and The Mail On Sunday.- David Sherborne
He said that the alleged illegal activities included "illegally intercepting voicemail messages, listening into live landline calls, obtaining private information, such as itemized phone bills or medical records, by deception."
Sherborne said that they were also accused of "using private investigators to commit these unlawful information gathering acts on their behalf and even commissioning the breaking and entry into private property."
He also said that some of the alleged wrongdoing happened as late as 2018. Harry, who is also called the Duke of Sussex, sat near the back of the courtroom, two seats away from Frost, who was also there to complain.
The case against ANL is one of several that Prince Harry has brought in the past few years. He is also suing ANL because its Mail on Sunday newspaper wrote about his separate case against the UK's Home Office over how his family will be safe when they visit the UK.
In 2019, he also sued the Sun and the Daily Mirror, two tabloid newspapers in the UK, for allegedly hacking phones in the past. In May, the case against the owner of the Daily Mirror will be tried.

Conclusion

Prince Harry and Elton John appear at High Court in London for a hearing in his case against Associated Newspapers Limited, which he says illegally collected information.
In the lawsuit, Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) is accused of breaking the law in different ways over the years to get information on famous people. The group has said that ANL hired private investigators to do illegal things like put listening devices in homes and cars and record private phone calls.
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