News Group Fights TV Star's Phone-Hacking Accusations

By Joel Poultney (May 20, 2022, 5:23 PM BST) -- News Group Newspapers attempted to bat away an actor and television personality's phone-hacking allegations earlier this week, arguing her lawyers failed to properly prove claims that were already too late to bring.

News Group, a U.K. subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., told the High Court on Tuesday that Sherrie Hewson, a former actor on long-running British soap "Coronation Street" and talk-show panelist "Loose Women," couldn't conclusively show that journalists illegally tapped her voicemails for sensitive information.

"The claimant has failed to provide proper particulars in relation to … the voicemail messages to which the claimant alleges the defendant obtained access...

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