Prince Harry sues Daily Mail again for ‘heinous criminal activity’
Prince Harry, Sir Elton John and many other high-profile public figures are suing the Daily Mail publisher for an alleged breach of privacy.
Prince Harry, Sir Elton John and other well-known British personalities are to chase Daily Mail editor. Apparently the tabloid violated their privacy placing listening devices in their homes and cars — among other things — a law firm representing the plaintiffs claimed on Thursday.
What is the case?
The Hamlins law firm – who represents Prince Harry – released a statement that their client is the victim of ‘heinous criminal activity.’ The trial, according to BBCalleges that Daily Mail – which also publishes Mail on Sunday and the Mail online – resorted to unfair means to obtain private information. This includes:
- Hire private investigators to place listening devices inside people’s cars and homes
- Live and Private Phone Call Wiretap Commissioning
- Paying cops for sensitive information
- Identity theft to obtain medical records
Hamlins said in his statement:
It is obvious to these people that the alleged crimes listed above represent only the tip of the iceberg – and that many other innocent people remain unwitting victims of similar, terrible and reprehensible secret acts.
Other people included in the list of victims are – actresses Elizabeth Hurley and Sadie Frostsinger Mr Elton John and her husband David Furnishand doreen laurentthe mother of black teenager Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in a racist attack in 1993. Hamlins is also representing Sadie Frost, while the other plaintiffs are represented by gunnercooke.
This is not the first time Prince Harry has taken tabloid owners to court. The most recent is the one where he continued the Mail on Sunday for libel on the article where the associated newspaper asserted that Harry tried to keep the details of his legal fight secret to recover his police protection.
Reuters confirms the Duke also won damages from the same newspaper last year for claiming he had turned his back on the Royal Marines. What else? Meghan Markle too won a confidentiality case against the newspaper after publishing a private letter she had written to her estranged father.
In 2018, when the Sussex couple stepped down as senior royals, interference from British tabloids was one of their main reasons for quitting their royal duties.
– BBC: ‘Elton John and Prince Harry sue Daily Mail publisher for ‘breach of privacy’
– Reuters: “Prince Harry, Elton John and others sue a British press group for breach of privacy”
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