BBC, 22 July, 2011
The FBI plans to contact the actor Jude Law following claims that his mobile phone was hacked during a visit to the US, officials have told the BBC.
It is alleged that a 2003 story by the News of the World newspaper was based on information from Law’s voicemail.
If the accusation were true, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation could face charges in the US.
The FBI is already investigating claims the Sunday tabloid tried to hack the phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks.
It was alleged in a lawsuit filed by Law last week that his phone and that of his personal assistant, Ben Jackson, had been hacked by the News of the World while the pair were at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport.