Penarth's Big Brother star 'horrified' by phone hacking

PHONE HACKING: Lisa Jeynes said she was horrified to find out her phone had been hacked

PHONE HACKING: Lisa Jeynes said she was horrified to find out her phone had been hacked

First published in News

PENARTH’S former Big Brother star Lisa Jeynes has spoken of her horror after she discovered that her phone was hacked by tabloid newspapers for nearly 10 years.

Lisa Jeynes, who found fame in the reality TV show in 2003, said she felt “totally violated” to discover that her phone was hacked by journalists in between 2004 and 2010.

It comes after Rebekah Brooks, the former Sun and News of the World editor, was cleared of phone hacking following an eight-month trial, while her former deputy, Andy Coulson, was found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones

Lisa, who was enjoying a successful career as a model at the time of the hacking, said that she believed the reporter Dan Evans had admitted to hacking her phone in a deal with the prosecution after pleading guilty to the charges put before him.

Operation Weeting is still ongoing and she is helping police with their enquiries.

“I’m just horrified by the whole thing,” she said.

“If someone actually stooped to that level it’s not very nice.”

She added: “If they get the answers from their investigation process it would explain how so much of my private life was leaked to the tabloids, especially around my relationships with James Hewitt and when I was suing the News of the World in the High Court.

“Lots of information about other relationships with the likes of Lee Sharpe were making headlines when I hadn’t spoken to anyone from the press about them.”

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