Earlier this week actor Hugh Grant accused British tabloids today of hacking into his voicemail in 2007 for a story about his love life, buying his private medical records and burglarizing his apartment in an intrusive search for scoops.
And when British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal in 2007, her parents Kate and Gerry McCann told the panel earlier this week that the media was helpful at first, but eventually turned "sinister."
They said two papers ran nearly a hundred stories claiming the McCann's killed their daughter and hid her body in a freezer and sold their daughter into slavery to cover personal debts. The McCanns sued, and won.
One of the papers involved printed a front page apology admitting the stories were fabricated. The McCanns said the damage is long-lasting. On a recent trip to Holland, Gerry McCann said they were recognized.
"A taxi driver said oh, you're the parents who killed their daughter. What happened?"