According to the news in the local media, the hearing of the lawsuit filed by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, son of King Charles III of England, for allegedly obtaining private information through wiretapping to The Sun newspaper, continued today.
At the hearing, Prince Harry’s lawyer, David Sherborne, presented documents to the court on allegations that News Group Newspapers (NGN), to which The Sun is affiliated, obtained information about individuals illegally.
However, the documents draw attention with the allegations regarding Prince William, the crown prince in England.
According to the documents, Prince William stopped complaining by taking “a large amount” of money from NGN, owned by world-famous media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Allegedly, while the agreement between the parties took place in 2020, Queen Elizabeth, who died last year, was also included in the negotiations.
In addition, Sherborne claimed that the agreement was made between the Royal members and NGN, although lawyers at that time were also opposed to it.
They sued for “grave breaches of privacy”
Prince Harry also filed a “violation of privacy” lawsuit against other media outlets in the country.
Among them, in the lawsuit against the owner of the Daily Mail, oAssociated Newspapers Limited (ANL), there are names such as Elizabeth Hurley, Sadie Frost, Elton John and David Furnish, as well as Prince Harry, among the complainants.
The plaintiffs allege that they suffered “grave breaches of privacy” as a result of “heinous criminal acts” allegedly committed by ANL, and that their private information was misused.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, previously sued the British newspaper The Mail On Sunday for libel and won in July 2022.
On October 4, 2019, Prince Harry sued The Sun and Daily Mail, as well as the Daily Mirror and the now-defunct News of the World, for “hacking” phone messages.