British Tv Host To Sue News Corp For Invasion Of Privacy
British television host Ulrika Jonsson is the latest celebrity to announce that she plans to file an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate after receiving evidence from Scotland Yard that her voicemail was hacked by a private detective working for Murdoch's London Sunday tabloid News of the World . What makes the latest lawsuit especially intriguing is the fact that Jonsson was herself working as a gossip columnist for the tabloid when the alleged hacking took place. Last month, News of the World admitted hacking the voicemail of numerous celebrities and politicians and offered to settle their cases for £100,000 ($160,000). Earlier this week, actress Sienna Miller accepted the offer on condition that it admit that it had used the voicemail information in several articles about her relationship with actor Jude Law. News International, the umbrella group for Murdoch's British news outlets, also said that it has set aside £20 million as a compensation fund for the hacking victims, but London attorney Dominic Crossley recently observed that such a fund "exists in the continued ignorance of how many complainants are to share in it." Some analysts have suggested that once the latest police investigation is concluded, the number may rise to the thousands.