9 Jul 2019

Heather Mills wins apology, damages after Murdoch paper hacking

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 9 July 2019

Businesswoman, charity campaigner, and former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills, has received an apology and substantial damages after settling her class action case against The News of the World newspaper over phone hacking.

In a statement outside the High Court in London, she said she felt joy and vindication - and criticised what she called "the targeted smear campaign waged against her" and other victims, including Sir Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley, by News Group Newspapers.

Roy Greenslade is a media commentator, and a former editor of the Daily Mirror. He joins us with his analysis.