Prince Harry along with legendary composer and artist Elton John and others are getting together to file a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, the company that owns The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, and MailOnline among others.
The grounds of the lawsuit are that the Prince and the rest are the targets of an ongoing campaign where they have become “victims of abhorrent criminal activity and gross breaches of privacy by Associated Newspapers”
A group including Prince Harry, Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley are suing the publishers of 'The Daily Mail' for being “the victims of abhorrent criminal activity and gross breaches of privacy” including the hiring of private investigators https://t.co/e4YHxTL7he
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 6, 2022
The people involved are the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry, Elton John and his husband David Furnish, Elizabeth Hurley, Sadie Frost, and Baroness Doreen Lawrence, the mother of the late Stephen Lawrence.
They are the target of abhorrent criminal activity
The six of them claim that they “have become aware of compelling and highly distressing evidence that they have been the victims of abhorrent criminal activity and gross breaches of privacy by Associated Newspapers.”
They have high suspicions
They issued a press release where they have reason to suspect that the aforementioned news outlets have used unlawful methods of getting the information that they publish, such as hiring private investigators, placement of spying devices to record incoming and outgoing telephone calls, payment of police officers, and more.
They issued a press release
The press release also states that the found information is just the tip of the iceberg “and that many other innocent people remain unknowing victims of similar terrible and reprehensible covert acts,” the release continues. “They have now therefore banded together to uncover the truth, and to hold the journalists responsible fully accountable, many of whom still hold senior positions of authority and power today.”
The UK’s Prince Harry and singer Elton John are among several public figures suing the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper over alleged phone tapping and other breaches of privacy.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) October 6, 2022
The press operates freely yes should be responsible
Furthermore, the document explains “These individuals have been the subject of public interest during the course of their careers and personal lives. They are united in their desire to live in a world where the press operates freely, yet responsibly. A press that represents truth, is sourced in fact, and can be trusted to operate ethically and in the interests of the British public,” it wraps up.