Phone hacking is one of the common scandals that take place today and the poor thing to know about this is that renowned associations and institutions follow this practice to fetch personal information about famous personalities. Recently, Charlotte Church’s phone was hacked by News Group Newspapers: News of the World (NoW) which tried to investigate her personal relationships for making it multinational news. Upon being caught, they were penalized of £600,000 in lieu of damages and cost towards Charlotte.
As agreed by the publishers of the paper, the Welsh singer and her parents will now receive a sum that includes £300,000 in terms of legal costs and a public apology.
As told by Charlotte in front of the Royal Courts of Justice in London yesterday, she was now frustrated and disgusted of the news that was being publicly showcased about her private life. But she is satisfied now that at least she has been paid the claims for it. She said: “I brought this legal claim with my parents, as many others have done, because we wanted to find out the truth about what this newspaper group had done in the pursuit of stories about our family. What I have discovered as the litigation has gone on has sickened and disgusted me”.
Trying to peep into somebody’s personal life and that too for making money is something beyond limit.
When Charlotte was 16–years-old, it was the first time that her phone was hacked by NoW. At that time, Charlotte’s mother Maria was suffering from a complex medical history which the newspaper established and published in their paper.
They even wrote stories about her first teenage boyfriend. According to Church, the News Group Newspapers have though apologized for their mistake but in actual the publishers do not seem to be sorry for what they have done.
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