“Prince Harry has talked about the appalling behavior of the press, but this is a guy who has repeatedly publicly dragged his family into the mud for hundreds of millions of dollars,” Piers Morgan, former editor-in-chief of the Daily Mirror, said on Friday, referring to the publisher’s privacy conviction. this newspaper. He also said that the “real mission” of the prince and his wife Meghan “is to destroy the British monarchy.”
On Friday, a court in London ruled that newspapers published by Mirror Group Newspapers tapped celebrities’ phones and obtained information illegally between 1996 and 2011, and had been doing so on a large scale since 1998. In connection with the court awarded Prince Harry 140.6 thousand. pounds compensation for 15 articles that were created as a result of illegally obtained information. The trial considered 33 articles about him.
Former editor of the Daily Mirror: his real mission is to destroy the British monarchy
In a statement issued on the afternoon of the same day, Piers Morgan – who was editor-in-chief of the “Daily Mirror” published by Mirror Group Newspapers from 1995 to 2004 – pointed out that only one of these 15 articles was written during his term.
“To be clear, I had no knowledge then, and still have no knowledge, of how the information for this particular story was gathered. All other claims against the Daily Mirror under my direction were dismissed. As for the judge’s other references to me in his verdict, I also want to reiterate, as I have consistently said for many years, that I have never hacked a phone or told anyone else to hack a phone,” Morgan said.
In a scathing attack against Harry and Meghan, one of the most famous British journalists accused them of hypocrisy, but also argued that he had no knowledge of the prince’s eavesdropping.
He accused Harry of being outraged by the media’s interference in his private life royal family matched only by his own “ruthless, greedy and hypocritical” enthusiasm in doing it himself. “He talked today about the appalling behavior of the press, but this is a guy who has repeatedly publicly dragged his family into the mud for hundreds of millions of dollars, even as two of its oldest and most respected members – his grandparents – were dying,” he added.
“He demands accountability from the press, but refuses to accept any responsibility for smearing the royal family, his own family, as a bunch of heartless racists, without providing even a shred of evidence to support these shameful claims. He also says his mission is to reform the media while “It is clear that his true mission, along with his wife, is to destroy the British monarchy,” Morgan said, adding that he would continue to do everything in his power to stop them.
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