Thursday, November 24, 2011

#leverson Inquiry :#HJK And J.K.Rowling Set To Give Evidence at Leveson Inquiry

JK Rowling, the millionaire author behind the Harry Potter series of books and blockbuster films, will today speak out about her experience of media intrusion.

J K Rowling and Sienna Miller will give evidence at the inquiry
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J K Rowling and Sienna Miller will give evidence at the inquiry Photo: PAUL GROVER/REX

The author, who shot to fame and fortune after her Harry Potter stories captured the imagination of a generation of young readers and cinema-goers, has previously complained about photographs being taken of her children.
Her characters in the Potter series include an unscrupulous tabloid journalist called Rita Skeeter - played by Miranda Richardson in the films - who had a magical pen that could automatically translate interviews into tabloid-speak.
Miller has starred in films including Layer Cake, Alfie and Stardust. Her personal life, including a relationship with actor Jude Law, has attracted considerable press attention.
Mosley - who won £60,00 in privacy damages over a News of the World story claiming he took part in a "Nazi orgy" - will also give evidence at the hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Today's proceedings will begin with a secret session, closed to the public and journalists, when the inquiry hears from an unnamed man known as "HJK".
A transcript of evidence given by the man, whose phone was allegedly hacked after he began a relationship with a well-known figure, will be posted online later.

Prime Minister David Cameron set up the Leveson Inquiry in July in response to revelations that the now-defunct News of the World commissioned a private detective to hack murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone after she disappeared in 2002.