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©

    Are you having trouble keeping up today, gung, dear?

    November 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Grey Cup hangover maybe. No wait, I'm the only Canadian here.

    Thanksgiving hangover then.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    Gung, it was a bit cryptic. I googled NOTW because I didn't initially get it either.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Jeez, guys, it's in the first sentence...

    November 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Bombo, wasn't your Thanksgiving *last* month?

    November 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |

    Send them george bush, and dickhed cheeney

    November 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    @ banasy, the acronym's not in the first sentence. And Thanksgiving was last month for us, but Grey Cup was yesterday. That's the reason for my hangover, at least.

    I'm sure glad I put up the Christmas lights before I started drinking.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    No, the acronym isn't, but I'll put it down to to the Grey Cup that the leap wasn't made.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    BOMBO, did your team at least win?

    November 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |

    Crazy bible thumpers havea good point

    November 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jesus

    Yes they do.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    What that point has to do with this article is anyone's guess...

    November 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. gung hoe

    No not slow banasy just to dam many abbreviations to try to remember,shoot even though you told me i still dont know what BTW means goollly sgt carter

    November 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |

    if she was mentally disabled she wasn't able to preform he wifely duties..
    so he had no chioce but to go else where..

    November 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    @gomer pyle:
    I heard Jim Nabors' voice in my head...
    BTW=By the way.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
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