Jude Law has commenced legal action against The Sun newspaper, claiming the News Corps tabloid had hacked into voicemails for details about his private life, which were then published in the red top paper. Law claims that he was in New York at the time that this happened.
News International has vehemently denied the claim, saying that Law is guilty of “a deeply cynical and deliberately mischievous attempt” to involve The Sun in the hacking scandal, which brought down its sister paper, the News of the World.
The problem is that if any evidence is uncovered of wrongdoing whilst Law was in the US, then the FBI will take on the investigation, thereby dragging News International into the courts in the US, which is the Murdoch’s worst nightmare. The US privacy laws are much more stringent and the penalties exponentially higher for illegal transgressions.