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

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
September 14, 2011, 01:48 PM

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.

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I was guessing JKR would be involved with the phone hacking sooner or later. I hope she wasnt a ‘subject of any unscrupulous activity’.

Posted by LunaLuver on September 14, 2011, 02:02 PM report to moderator
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This is weird…. I don’t get it.

Posted by sparkle9 on September 14, 2011, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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yeah i dont get it either does this mean someone hacked her phone or . . . i dont know

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 14, 2011, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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yeah i dont get it either does this mean someone hacked her phone or . . . i dont know

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 14, 2011, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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yeah i dont get it either does this mean someone hacked her phone or . . . i dont know

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 14, 2011, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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yeah i dont get it either does this mean someone hacked her phone or . . . i dont know

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 14, 2011, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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You misspelled privacy :D

Good to see this newspaper is getting what it deserved!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 14, 2011, 03:45 PM report to moderator
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Thank heavens the newspapers or whoever else iss hacking the phones are getting what they deserve.

Posted by Ariana Devins on September 14, 2011, 04:06 PM report to moderator
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I hope she wasn’t tapped!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 14, 2011, 04:16 PM report to moderator
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You can always expect Jo to do something so meaningful like this! =)

Posted by . on September 14, 2011, 07:17 PM report to moderator
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Omg — that’s terrible. Can you imagine someone hacking your phone?

Posted by Girlraven1 on September 14, 2011, 07:21 PM report to moderator
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Sorry About that. Thats terrible. But I’m not surprised that she would be targeted.

Posted by HarryLover on September 14, 2011, 07:48 PM report to moderator
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I wondered about the likelihood of something like this surfacing when ol’ Murdoch was being questioned…

Posted by Won_Two on September 14, 2011, 08:59 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Eeyore on September 14, 2011, 09:35 PM report to moderator
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I wondered about the likelihood of something like this surfacing when ol’ Murdoch was being questioned…

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 15, 2011, 05:29 AM report to moderator
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