The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor had filed a new complaint letter against News Group Newspapers for privacy violation.
Johnny Depp is ready to take legal action against the editor of the British newspaper The Sun for alleged phone hacking.
Depp is already suing The Sun executive editor Dan Wootton and his publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) over a 2018 article that referred to him as a “handcuff puncher” in reference to the allegations made by his ex-wife Amber. Heard during their divorce.
His attorney, Adam Waldman, confirmed to WENN.com that the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor had filed a new letter of complaint against News Group Newspapers stating that he intends to take legal action alleging “multiple violations” of his privacy, including hacking phones.
“Johnny Depp continues his zero tolerance policy for illegal activities directed against him,” Waldman said in a statement. “The Sun and its sister entity illegally hacked hundreds of people over a period of years, as evidenced by the tens of millions of pounds they have already paid to dozens of their victims.
“Johnny Depp will show that the Rupert Murdoch Newsgroup newspapers also addressed Mr. Depp, illegally obtaining information about some of the most personal and intimate events of his life.”
In his letter, Depp explains that his team conducted an investigation and believes that his phone was hacked between 1996 and 2010, and that The Sun published “intrusive” stories about his private life during the period.
These include stories about her then-partner Vanessa Paradis’s pregnancies in 1998 and 2002, as well as her daughter Lily-Rose Depp’s hospitalization in 2007 for kidney failure.
The Sun’s representatives have not responded.
In 2011, The Sun’s sister newspaper, The News of the World, was shut down after a scandal over allegations that its reporters accessed British celebrity voicemail inboxes and that of a teenage murder victim. , Milly Dowler. Stars like Elton John and actress Elizabeth Hurley have accepted payments from NGN after filing legal cases for alleged phone hacks.