Clive Goodman Admits He Hacked Royal Family’s Phones [WATCH VIDEO]
Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton are said to be embarrassed about the shocking revelations of their phones being hacked multiple times by “News Of The World” (NOW). Their phone hacking was a part of the scandal of 2005 and 2006 by the U.K. newspaper. Former NOW Editor Clive Goodman admitted that he frequently hacked the Royal family’s phones. Read on to know more about it.
Allegedly, Clive Goodman, the former editor of “News Of The World” (NOW), has been snooping in the conversations of the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge. He did this with the help of convicted master hacker Glenn Mulcaire. The police had reportedly known all along, but they decided to “ring fence” the issue and avoid a public trial, reported the Guardian.
“The police knew about the hacking of Prince William and Prince Harry, the CPS knew, and they were the ones that chose they wanted to ring fence the enquiry so they didn’t embarrass members of the royal family, “Those members of the royal family have been embarrassed by this trial,” Goodman told The Guardian.
Earlier, Goodman was found guilty of hacking the phone lines of three royal aides in 2006: Helen Asprey, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, and Paddy Harverson. The shocking news of Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry’s phones being hacked emerged this week during the phone- hacking trial. Allegedly. Goodman has hacked Kate Middleton’s line 155 times, Prince William’s 35 times, and Prince Harry’s nine times.
Lead prosecutor, Andrew Edis QC, accused Goodman of revealing the three additional names only after he was assured that he won’t face further prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Goodman is not on trial for hacking but for a felony linked to the trial regarding the payments to public officials for a confidential royal phone directory. Timothy Langdale QC, for Coulson, confronted Goodman with phone data which proves he had personally hacked William, Kate and Harry’s phones.
“I am not on trial for phone hacking. I completely agree I hacked these people’s phones. I have never been asked by any inquiry or investigation about this. ‘Now you’re asking me about them, I’m quite happy to answer and get everything out in the open.’ ‘I don’t want anyone to think I’m not ashamed of what we did but the fact of the matter was we did it and I’m trying to tell the truth about it,” said Goodman in a statement published on The Daily Mail.
Coulson and Goodman both deny conspiracy to commit wrongdoing by paying public officials for the confidential royal phone directory. Coulson and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks both deny conspiracy to hack phones. The trial continues.
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