Jude Law - Jude Law Sues Another Tabloid Over Phone-hacking Scandal

Actor Jude Law is taking legal action against another British tabloid owned by embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch over allegations his phones were hacked during a trip to New York.
The Sherlock Holmes star has filed suit against executives at Murdoch's company News International over four articles published about him in The Sun during 2005 and 2006.
Specific details about the content of the news pieces have not been released, but in court papers filed in London in June (11), Law alleges voicemail messages left on cell phones owned by him and his personal assistant were improperly accessed while they were staying in New York and en route to Canada, where the actor was filming I Heart Huckabees.
Representatives for News International have vehemently denied the allegations, saying: "This is a deeply cynical and deliberately mischievous attempt to draw The Sun into the phone-hacking issue. The allegations made in this claim have been carefully investigated by our lawyers and the evidence shows that they have no foundation whatsoever... The claim will be defended vigorously."
However, Law's lawyers have hit back, responding: "Accusations of cynicism and mischief-making by News International are ridiculous. By their own admission, (they) have misled the police, Parliament and the public for nearly five years. Their record speaks for itself."
It is the first time editors at The Sun have been linked to the scandal, which prompted Murdoch to shut down its sister publication, News of the World, earlier this month (Jul11), after 168 years in print.
News of Law's court action emerges as ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, who formerly served as editor on both the accused tabloids, was arrested on Sunday (17Jul11) for her alleged involvement in the widening phone-hacking scandal.
Law, who is suing for breach of privacy and confidence, is also one of several celebrities involved in lawsuits against the now-shuttered News of the World.


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