Prince Harry appeared before the High Court in London, Reuters reported. On Monday, proceedings began on a lawsuit against the British publishing company Associated Newspapers, filed by the prince together with m.in. Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley.
A lawsuit against Associated Newspapers – one of the largest newspaper publishers in the British Isles, including tabloid “Daily Mail” – was filed in 2022. The lawsuit was related to alleged privacy violations allegedly committed by associates of the Associated Newspapers.
Prince Harry in court
The lawsuit was filed jointly by Prince Harry and Elton John and his husband David Furnish, and actresses Elizabeth Hurley and Sadie Frost. A statement issued by lawyers for Frost and Prince Harry in October 2022 said the case against Associated Newspapers includes accusations of wiretapping phones, cars and homes, as well as paying the police to provide sensitive information.
The Hamlins law firm, which represents Prince Harry and Sadie Frost, informed more precisely at the time that the Associated Newspapers operation was to consist, among other things, of on “hiring private investigators to surreptitiously place eavesdropping devices in cars and homes” and “contracting individuals to secretly eavesdrop and record private telephone conversations.”
Associated Newspapers denies the allegations. Preliminary hearings in the case will begin on March 27, after which the court will decide whether to proceed with the case, Reuters reported.
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