Mar 30, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Nine people – including actor David Tennant and former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine – are taking legal action against Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operations over alleged tabloid phone-hacking.
The law firm Collyer-Bristow confirms that it is representing Irvine – along with ex-Doctor Who star Tennant and seven others – over “phone hacking and other unlawful activities.”
Murdoch closed the tabloid News of the World in 2011 – after revelations that the paper had eavesdropped on the voicemails of celebrities and politicians – as well as a 13-year-old murder victim.
Several journalists were convicted – and Murdoch’s company paid out millions in compensation.