With prominent former editors of Rupert Murdoch‘s now-defunct tabloid News of the World currently on trial for phone hacking, the alleged love triangle involving three big-name British celebrities got even more intense after a voicemail recording was played in a London court Tuesday, Jan. 28 in London. According to the Associated Press, tabloid reporter Dan Evans, who’s pleaded guilty to hacking, revealed on the witness stand Tuesday that back in 2005, he eavesdropped on Craig’s voicemail messages and came across one from Miller’s phone number. The contents were so astounding that Evans played it for his editor Andy Coulson, who then responded “brilliant” after hearing the recording.
While out in London with Law one night, Miller, now 32, dialed the hunky British actor, 45, and said, “Hi, it’s me. I can’t speak, I’m at the Groucho with Jude. I love you.”
As reported by the Guardian, Evans — whose byline ran on the 2005 bombshell News of the World piece detailing the affair — also stated in court that upon hearing the message, the journalist confronted Craig, who denied any wrongdoing. At the time, Craig was engaged to producer Satsuki Mitchell.
Law himself took the stand on Monday, and answered deeply personal questions about the affair between his former fiancee and pal Craig. “We had known each other many, many years,” the Talented Mr. Ripley heartthrob, 41, recalled of the moment he discovered the betrayal. “So the conversation took on all sorts of turns.”
Craig is now married to actress Rachel Weisz and has a daughter, Ella, from his first marriage to actress Fiona Loudon. Miller, now happy with Tom Sturridge, welcomed her first child with the actor in July 2012.
I started in this business as a child. I was doing PR work before I was ever in high school, however, watching Murdoch’s vicious passive/aggressive nature be paraded around by his idiot followers, including billion and millionaires in this city, ignore the damage he’s done to so many is unethical. Hopefully karma catches up with the man, who panders to bigots, who he doesn’t even like, and who uses his bully pulpit (Fox News) to further uneducated people, who frankly already are ill-informed and not even aware of their lack of knowledge and truth.
These stars are like the stars of the 1920s and ’30s, not perfect, but the fact that Murdoch is willing to degrade and destroy other people’s lives to entertain his band of bigoted viewers and readers is nothing short of immoral, and according to British law, illegal as well.
Law’s new movie Dom Hemingway hits theaters in spring 2014.