In an ongoing lawsuit headlined by Prince Harry against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), journalist and royal biographer Omid Scobie claims he was asked to hack phones to obtain information during his work experience. The journalist co-wrote the bestselling biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2020.
A journalist giving evidence in the case framed by Prince Harry and others against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) claimed these allegations in the High Court on Monday. MGN, which is also fighting the case, denied these allegations.
According to a report in The Telegraph UK, Omid claimed he was asked to hack phones for work experience. Andrew Green Casey of MGN denied these allegations and labeled them as “unimaginable”. Omid also clarified his statement that he had a close relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and acted as their cheerleader in any way. The journalist clarified her stand and said that she has not extended any social contact with the couple outside of work.
The statement comes after Scobie claimed he was “given a list of mobile numbers followed by a detailed verbal description of how to listen for the voicemails, as if it were a routine news gathering technique”. Thi” when he spent a week in the Sunday People. Omid then claimed that while he was at the Daily Mirror in the spring of 2002, he allegedly overheard then editor Piers Morgan saying that information about Kylie Minogue and her boyfriend had come from a voicemail.
Harry, and nearly 100 celebrities including actors, sports stars, singers and TV personalities, have joined the trail, where they have sued publisher Mirror Group Newspapers, alleging massive phone-hacking, hoax and other illegal private Alleged access to information. Means between 1991 to 2011.
Prince Harry, who was not present for the start of the hearing, has been chosen as one of four test cases for the ongoing seven-week trial and is due to give evidence in himself in early June. He is also the first British royal to do so since the 19th century.