Hugh Grant To Be Given Alleged Phone-Hacking Police Investigation Papers
LONDON -- Hugh Grant and socialite Jemima Khan are to be handed information gathered by British police while investigating phone-hacking allegations.
A High Court judge ordered police Wednesday, according to wire reports, to hand over documents to the pair who split in 2007 after a three-year relationship.
Grant is a member of the Hacked Off lobby group, which has campaigned for a rigorous inquiry into illegal eavesdropping by newspapers and a public critic of News Corp. ever since the phone-hacking maelstrom broke.
The judge said police should disclose information relating to messages allegedly intercepted by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire and used in The News of the World and other newspapers.
News Corp. Wednesday issued a statement saying it was no longer paying legal fees for Mulcaire as of today, after it emerged the company was continuing to pay them despite his conviction and the fact he remains behind bars.
Four years ago Mulcaire and former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman were given jail terms after the Old Bailey, Britain's highest criminal court, heard that they plotted to hack into royal aides' voicemails.