J. K. Rowling Among Public Figures Named as “Core Participants” in UK Phone Hacking Investigation

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Sep 14, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

The Guardian is reporting that Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is among 46 public figures who will be able to give evidence as part of an ongoing investigation of phone hacking and priviacy violations in the UK. Ms Rowling and the other 45 public figures have been classified as “core participants” in the inquiry, which means they are able, either personally or through legal representation, to give evidence on their “experience of alleged media intrusion to the inquiry, which begins in October at London’s Royal Courts of Justice.” This status does not explicitly say whether Ms Rowling herself was the subject of any unscrupulous activity by the media, just that she is able to give evidence in the case. We will have more information as this story develops.





24 Responses to J. K. Rowling Among Public Figures Named as “Core Participants” in UK Phone Hacking Investigation

Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I was guessing JKR would be involved with the phone hacking sooner or later. I hope she wasnt a 'subject of any unscrupulous activity'. Avatar Imagesparkle9 says: This is weird.... I don't get it.Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: yeah i dont get it either does this mean someone hacked her phone or . . . i dont know Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: yeah i dont get it either does this mean someone hacked her phone or . . . i dont know Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: yeah i dont get it either does this mean someone hacked her phone or . . . i dont know Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: You misspelled privacy :D Good to see this newspaper is getting what it deserved!Avatar ImageGryffindor Lioness101 says: Thank heavens the newspapers or whoever else iss hacking the phones are getting what they deserve.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I hope she wasn't tapped!Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: yup.Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: You can always expect Jo to do something so meaningful like this! =)Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Omg -- that's terrible. Can you imagine someone hacking your phone?Avatar ImageHarryLoverAllRound says: Sorry About that. Thats terrible. But I'm not surprised that she would be targeted. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I wondered about the likelihood of something like this surfacing when ol' Murdoch was being questioned...Avatar ImageEeyore says: I'm not surprised. It would have been quite a story if Murdoch had found out anything by hacking Rowling's phone. I hope he gets what he deserves - in the UK and in the US. That kind of journalism needs to be stopped and that will happen only if people stand up to people like that.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I wondered about the likelihood of something like this surfacing when ol’ Murdoch was being questioned…Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I wondered about the likelihood of something like this surfacing when ol’ Murdoch was being questioned…Avatar ImageLivi22 says: Oh, I hope she didn't get hacked!Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: Hacked or not, I think she has a right to speak against the media cows stalking her and her family every which-way.Avatar ImageAnaconda Beastie says: I don't know why people hack the privacy of others eveen if they are famous!!!?Avatar Imagemolly43 says: It is so ridiculous that she can’t have a little privacy to herself and family. It is so disrespectful to hack into someone’s phone. I’m glad she is going after the hackers. Avatar ImageFutureJKR says: I HATE ANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAPPED JO'S PHONE!!!!! I WILL KILL THEM!!!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: :OAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: She better not be troubled.

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