An anonymous member of the public who had a relationship with an unidentified celebrity. The barrister David Sherborne told the Leveson inquiry that a newspaper doorstepped HJK out of the blue in 2006, and that the News of the World subsequently hacked their phone. "The effect on HJK was profound," Sherborne said. "The story about the quintessentially private relationship almost hit the headlines, but was displaced by another story which, thankfully, blew up the same day.
" HJK was also followed by a photographer who took pictures shortly after they had been diagnosed with a serious illness, prompting them to fear newspapers had obtained sensitive medical information. "HJK would not be the first to have suffered such a fate," Sherborne said. HJK will be giving evidence in private.