News of the World Suspends Editor in Phone Hacking Scandal

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News of the World suspended an editor in the wake of a phone hacking scandal. (Credit: the Guardian)

News of the World “suspended a senior editor” allegedly involved with the hacking of Sienna Miller’s voice mail, The New York Times reported.  The editor, Ian Edmonson, was suspended in December after The Guardian “obtained court documents which alleged he had asked private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to hack” into Sienna Miller’s phone.

In a statement, News of the World reportedly stated:  “We have followed our internal procedures and we can confirm that this person was suspended from active duties just before Christmas.  The allegation is the subject of litigation and our internal investigation will take place in tandem with that.  If the conclusion of the investigation or the litigation is that the allegation is proven, appropriate action will be taken. The News of the World has a zero tolerance approach to any wrong-doing.”

iMediaEthics wrote in December when Miller filed a lawsuit against News of the World’s parent company News Group and Glenn Mulcaire.

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