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Post  Panda on Thu 6 Oct - 6:21

David Brown , a former Journalist for The People was sacked and when he threatened to go to a Tribunal was given an undisclosed sum.

He now says the People and Daily Mirror Journalists regularly hacked Celebrities phones, David Beckham being one of them who settled out of Court

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Post  kitti on Thu 6 Oct - 7:37

When was he sacked?



When did beckham get his payout ?




You know where I'm going here, don't you !

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Post  kitti on Thu 6 Oct - 7:40

Ok, 2005 beckham won damages against trinity organisation.


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Post  kitti on Thu 6 Oct - 7:49


The Mirror board said Morgan would be stepping down immediately
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.
In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue.

The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures.

Roger Goodman, of the QLR, said the regiment now felt "vindicated".

Mr Goodman added: "It is just a great pity it has taken so long... and that so much damage has been done in the meantime."



The Daily Mirror... apologises unreservedly for publishing the pictures and deeply regrets the reputational damage done to the QLR and the Army in Iraq
Mirror statement
At a news conference in Preston on Friday afternoon, the regiment demonstrated to reporters aspects of uniform and equipment which it said proved the photographs were fake.

The regiment's Brigadier Geoff Sheldon said the vehicle featured in the photographs had been located in a Territorial Army base in Lancashire and had never been in Iraq.

He said the QLR's reputation had been damaged by the Mirror and asked the newspaper to apologise because the evidence they were staged was "overwhelming".

The Conservatives said they hoped lessons had been learned from the row.

Deputy leader and foreign affairs spokesman, Michael Ancram, said: ''Looking at the facts objectively, this is the right thing for Piers Morgan to have done.

"The photos that were published in the Daily Mirror have done great damage to the reputation of our troops, who are serving under some of the most difficult conditions in Iraq.''

'Recruiting poster for al-Qaeda'

The photos published in the Mirror on 1 May appeared to show British troops torturing an Iraqi detainee.

In one picture a soldier is seen urinating on a hooded man while in another the hooded man is being hit with a rifle in the groin.

Colonel Black, a former regiment commander of the QLR, said the pictures put lives in danger and acted as a "recruiting poster" for al-Qaeda.

However one of the Mirror's informants - Soldier C - said there had been abuse in Iraq.

The Territorial Army solider has been questioned by Royal Military Police after talking about his claims to the Daily Mirror.

On ITV's Tonight With Trevor McDonald he said: "It did go on, it wasn't all the army, it wasn't systematic but it did happen."

Downing Street refused to comment on the issue, saying it was a matter for the Mirror board.


This was about the life of British soldiers, and you can't tough it out when you're wrong
Andrew Neil, former editor of the Sunday Times

Reaction to Morgan sacking
The BBC's Nicholas Witchell said it appeared Piers Morgan remained unrepentant right to the end

"According to one report Mr Morgan refused the demand to apologise, was sacked and immediately escorted from the building," he said.

Morgan will be replaced on a temporary basis by his deputy, Des Kelly.

The newspaper released a statement saying: "The Daily Mirror published in good faith photographs which it absolutely believed were genuine images of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner.

"However there is now sufficient evidence to suggest that these pictures are fakes and that the Daily Mirror has been the subject of a calculated and malicious hoax.

"The Daily Mirror therefore apologises unreservedly for publishing the pictures and deeply regrets the reputational damage done to the QLR and the Army in Iraq.

"The paper will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation.

"The board of Trinity Mirror has decided that it would be inappropriate for Piers Morgan to continue in his role as editor of the Daily Mirror and he will therefore be stepping down with immediate effect."

The Sun newspaper had offered a £50,000 reward for "information about the fake Mirror photos" but withdrew the offer following the sacking of Morgan.



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Post  Panda on Thu 6 Oct - 8:48

Morning Kitti,

There were about 5 or six Celebrities named, Kylie Minogue was one, I can"t remember the others. Will try to find out.

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Post  Panda on Thu 6 Oct - 9:13

Exclusive: Hacking Claim Against People Paper





8:59am UK, Thursday October 06, 2011

Martin Brunt, crime correspondent, and Mark Kleinman,
City editor

A former Mirror newspaper group reporter has claimed phone hacking was rife
among his colleagues and was covered by up executives.











David Brown said journalists on the People regularly targeted celebrities,
usually to try to discover their latest partners.

He wrote in a witness statement leaked to Sky News: "A number of the methods
used to pry into individuals' lives were illegal and I have little doubt that if
these people knew they had been spied upon, they would take legal action for
breach of their right to privacy."

Mr Brown claimed that TV presenters Ulrika Jonsson and Noel Edmonds and soap stars Jessie Wallace and Tina O'Brien were among victims of
People phone hacking in the years up to 2006.




These are unsubstantiated allegations. All our journalists work within the
criminal law and the Press Complaints Commission's Code of Conduct. We have seen
no evidence to suggest otherwise.
Trinity Mirror statement




He said: "I was sent to Sweden to doorstep and confront a British man living
in Stockholm after being told he had been in mobile phone contact with the TV
presenter Ulrika Jonsson on the basis of information being gleaned from her
mobile phone.

"This was done by 'screwing' or tapping Ms Jonsson's phone's message
bank."

Mr Brown claimed that colleagues hacked the phone of David Beckham's children's nanny Abbie Gibson and
discovered he had left angry messages on it.

The paper ran a front-page story headlined "Beckham's Hate Calls to Nanny",
with two more pages of details inside.



The Trinity Mirror headquarters are based at London's
Canary Wharf



The People quickly published an apology to the footballer and Trinity Mirror
paid him compensation.

Mr Brown said in his statement: "It took the company less than a month to pay
David Beckham substantial damages because it knew it could not produce the
evidence of tapped mobile phones in any litigation."

Mr Brown was fired from the People in April 2006 for gross misconduct in
relation to alleged use in his newspaper of stories taken from the Daily Mirror
files.

He later claimed unfair dismissal and wrote the statement in 2007 for use in
an employment tribunal against Trinity Mirror.



Trinity Mirror Share Price 1-Month Chart




However, the statement was never used because the company settled out of
court with Mr Brown and he signed a confidential settlement agreement,
preventing him talking about it.

The Fleet Street hacking scandal emerged after the arrest of the News Of The
World's royal editor Clive Goodman on 8 August 2006. He was eventually
jailed.

According to David Brown, on the same day a senior human resources figure
"contacted executives on Trinity's national titles to tell them that if they
were asked by other newspapers or trade publications whether they had used
information from 'screwed' mobile phones they should deny it.

"(The) advice indicates that a major media plc was not only allowing its
staff to carry out illegal activity by, at best, turning a blind eye to it, but
also taking part in an organised cover-up of that activity."




(Former Mirror group reporter Simon Brown) claimed a senior
figure in the human resources department urged executives to deny
phone-hacking.

Read crime correspondent Martin
Brunt's blog



Mr Brown, who now works for a PR agency, refused to discuss his statement
with us.

Trinity Mirror said: "These are unsubstantiated allegations. All our
journalists work within the criminal law and the Press Complaints Commission's
Code of Conduct. We have seen no evidence to suggest otherwise."

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