Mirror writer apologises to actress Nikki Sanderson in hacking case

Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) has issued a court docket apology to former Coronation Street star Nikki Sanderson for utilizing private investigators to gather stories about her. The apology was made during Sanderson’s ongoing High Court case in opposition to the writer, the place she is seeking damages for 37 articles printed within the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, and People newspapers between 1999 and 2009.
In Privy , Sanderson claimed she was “abused” by MGN and “attacked” by people with more power than her. She joined Coronation Street in 1999, on the age of 15, enjoying the role of Candice Stowe, which quickly drew media attention. Sanderson alleges the newspapers hacked her mobile phone voicemails and paid personal investigators to acquire personal details about her.
Andrew Green KC, representing the newspapers, stated that whereas there have been data of calls from journalists to Sanderson’s telephone numbers, there was no proof of phone hacking. However, he admitted that on four occasions in 2004 and 2005, journalists used private investigators from companies ELI and Avalon, which have been implicated in unlawful information gathering, to target Sanderson.
The case is also set to pay attention to from other claimants, together with Coronation Street actor Michael Turner, identified professionally as Michael Le Vell, and Fiona Wightman, the ex-wife of comic Paul Whitehouse. They all allege that unlawful methods have been used to obtain info for stories and that senior executives must have been conscious of those activities and failed to stop them, which MGN denies..

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