November 28th, 2011
10:08 AM ET

Charlotte Church calls Murdoch tabloid 'horrific'

Singer Charlotte Church Monday blasted the News of the World tabloid for its decision to publish a lurid story about her father having an affair while her mother was getting treatment for mental illness.

"They knew how vulnerable she was and still printed a story like that, which is just horrific," she said.

The former child star also spoke of her anger at finding out her phone may have been hacked by a private investigator working for the Rupert Murdoch tabloid.

The investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, had details of her phone and those of her parents, friends and former boyfriends, Church said police had told her.


Filed under: Charlotte Church • Media • Rupert Murdoch
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  1. banasy©

    Good riddance to NOTW.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Who to heck is she, shows how popular she is .But while we are talking about it famous or not they shouldnt have done that

    November 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    I think she sang for the Pope when she was 11 or something.

    November 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hmmmm

    She IS popular in England, where all this took place...

    November 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    Is she the one who was a pop singer as a pre-teen, and went on to do that call girl diary show?

    November 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Well just goes to show how much Iam out of it

    November 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    Well just goes to show how much Iam out of it ,because I still wouldnt know her if she was right in front of me

    November 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Hmm, I don't know, guys...I'll go get a copy of NOTW and find out...oh, wait...

    November 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO

    Imagine if the Pope had some magic powers like Dumbledore or Emperor Palpatine or something. He would smite them, Murdoch and his gang. It would be cool to see him at the balcony in Rome, lightening shooting from his fingertips.

    November 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |

    Such abuse of power is becoming all to familiar, need to hit em where it hurts, see ya NOTW, they almost make TMZ look credible, YIKES!

    November 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |

    But how do you hurt theese guys, they break privacy laws, give a family false hope, and make expotentially more in profits than fined in court, even when they lose they win.

    November 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Prince charming

    Stupid blog!!!!!!!!

    November 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • CC

      You're not very charming.

      November 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sleeping Beauty


    November 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. gung hoe

    Go get a copy of what banasy.Not throwing out the gomer pyle card but Gooolllly bansasy

    November 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    Get a copy of News Of The World.
    The paper that doesn't exist anymore.
    Hence, the oh, wait.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
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