London’s High Court has given actor Hugh Grant the green light to proceed with some of his phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper The Sun.
Grant can pursue part of lawsuit against Murdoch paper
British actor Hugh Grant, who is suing Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper arm with Prince Harry over phone-hacking and other allegations, can proceed with some of his claims but others are too late, London’s High Court has ruled.
Grant, famous for film comedies such as Notting Hill, is suing Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers (NGN) for alleged unlawful information gathering he said was committed on behalf of its tabloid, The Sun.
Judge Timothy Fancourt said in a written ruling on Friday that some allegations in Grant’s lawsuit had been submitted too late but others could continue to trial.
NGN had also asked the judge to throw out Harry’s lawsuit at a hearing in April but a ruling in his case is not expected until after further discussions in July at which Harry will ask for permission to rely on an alleged “secret agreement” between Buckingham Palace and senior figures at NGN.