Prince Harry has won what will prove to be a landmark case, as a High Court judge ruled that Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) had indeed hacked into the royal family member’s phone. This decision therefore supports Harry’s claim of illegal and intrusive information gathering.
This is an important victory in Harry’s fight against tabloid practices in England.
Prince Harry is awarded $179,000 after UK High Court rules that he was the subject of “extensive” phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers https://t.co/rRWj2ugnq8
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 15, 2023
Prince Harry was awarded £140,600, or around US$180,000, in damages. Harry’s quest for justice placed him at the forefront of an effort to reform the media, particularly in light of the distress he expressed at unethical journalistic practices. This situation worsened during the years of Diana, his mother, and after the princess’s death in 1997.
The legal proceedings painted a damning picture of MGN’s editors, including Piers Morgan, who denied any involvement in the phone hacking case.
MGN’s judgment is not only clear, it also exposes unethical media practices that affect other public figures too.