News Corp hit with US hacking case

By Julia Duke

26 June 2013 at 11:54 BST

Another phone hacking lawsuit is set to hit New York-headquartered media giant News Corporation but for the first time the suit has originated in the US by way of a British citizen who works as Angelina Jolie's stunt double.

Angelina Jolie's stuntwoman makes hacking claim

The news comes in the midst of the company’s British hacking and bribery scandal that involved News of the World journalists. The Hollywood stuntwoman Eunice Huthart recently filed the lawsuit against News Corp in a California court and others are expected to come forward with similar complaints about the British newspaper, according to her attorney Norman Siegel.

Messages intercepted

Mrs Huthart alleges that her voicemail was hacked by the company from 2004 to 2005 while she was residing in Los Angeles. Mrs Huthart claimed that messages from the star were intercepted by the company and never arrived to her cell phone, according to court documents. The Telegraph reported that there are also allegations that her personal information was in the hands of Glenn Mulcaire, who was convicted as a result of the News of the World hacking scandal. The US department of justice, however, started investigating the company following the News of the World journalists’ allegations.  New Corp has yet to comment.


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