The Daily Mail’s publisher, Associated Newspapers, is being sued by The Duke of Sussex for allegedly engaging in illegal information collection.
A High Court lawsuit about suspected illegal activities at the publisher’s titles has been filed by Prince Harry, Sir Elton John, and Baroness Doreen Lawrence, among others.
The group of prominent people stated in October that they were filing lawsuits against Associated Newspapers Limited for misuse of personal information.
At that time, according to their attorneys, the group “became aware of compelling and highly distressing evidence that they have been the victims of abhorrent criminal activity and gross breaches of privacy” by ANL, the company that publishes The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.
The employment of private detectives to covertly place listening devices inside automobiles and homes as well as the recording of private phone conversations were among the claimed criminal conduct, according to a statement announcing the start of the legal action posted by the Hamlins law company.
Defending itself, the publisher called the accusations “preposterous lies” and a “pre-planned and organised attempt to draw the Mail titles into the phone-hacking scandal” at the time.
The assertions are “unsubstantiated and highly defamatory claims, based on no reliable evidence,” an ANL representative added.
Despite the fact that he has not visited the UK since the late Queen’s funeral, it is not anticipated that the Duke of Sussex would meet with the King or the Prince of Wales on his unexpected visit.
Most of the damages claims made against newspapers in the wake of the phone-hacking incident have been resolved, but this is the first suit made against ANL.