Hacking Whistleblower Found Dead
Whistleblower Found Dead
A show-business reporter who was the first journalist to allege that News of the World editor Andy Coulson was aware of phone-hacking at his tabloid has been found dead, according to The Guardian, in circumstances that U.K. police deem “unexplained” but “not suspicious.” Sean Hoare worked at the News of the World as well as at another Murdoch tabloid, The Sun, until he was dismissed for drug and alcohol problems. Police won’t confirm his identity, but The Guardian reports that Hoare was found at his property and pronounced dead shortly after.
- NoW whistleblower found dead (guardian.co.uk)
- The News Corp. Scandal Now Has a Body Count: Whistleblower Found Dead [Scandal] (gawker.com)
Posted on July 18, 2011, in Famous Fridays, Government Trough and tagged Andy Coulson, Guardian, News Corporation, News of the World, News of the World phone hacking affair, Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch, Sun. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.