Grant bitterly attacked the press coverage he has received as

I have no good name to protect

Hugh Grant:, he tells Leveson inquiryACTOR Hugh Grant admitted yesterday that he has no good name to protect because of his infamous liaison with a prostitute 16 years ago.00:02, 22 NOV 2011Updated19:53, 12 MAR 2012Hugh Grant arrives to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry (Pic: PA) Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailACTOR Hugh Grant admitted yesterday moncler outlet jackets that he has no good name to protect because of his infamous liaison with a 16 years ago.The Four Weddings and a Funeral star was arrested in Los Angeles in 1995 after paying hooker Divine Brown to perform a sex act on him.Grant bitterly attacked the press coverage he has received as he gave evidence at Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into press standards and ethics in London yesterday. He said a series of intrusive leaked stories invaded his privacy.He was the first celebrity to address the hearing, set up after it was revealed that he, other stars, and murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler had had their mobiles hacked by the now defunct News of the World.Grant, 51, called sections of the tabloid press “cowards and bullies”.He said they claimed to be “loveable rogues” and believed they could get away with intrusion cheap moncler jackets sale because stars such as him traded on their good names to get publicity.But he told the inquiry: “I don’t have a good name. I’m the man who was arrested with a prostitute and the film (Four Weddings) still made lots of money.” Grant had angry exchanges with Robert Jay, QC, counsel to the inquiry, who repeatedly said moncler jackets outlet he could not back up claims that newspapers had bent rules or broken laws to write about him.At one point Grant said: “You told me backstage you would moncler outlet store bowl me straight balls. If these are straight balls I’d hate to see your googlies.”The actor insisted he was in favour of a free press and claimed: “It’s fine to hate me. It’s been extremely fashionable for moncler sale outlet a long time and that’s what I expect in this country.”Mr Jay said it was not necessary to re live his liaison with Ms Brown. But moncler sale Grant interrupted: “All the campaigning I have done recently about the abuse by some sections of the British press is emphatically not motivated by when I was arrested in 1995. moncler outlet I expected there to be a press storm and I have no quarrel with it.”He told the inquiry that when he returned to London he was besieged by journalists. He said his flat was broken into and the front door was “shoved moncler factory outlet off its hinges” but nothing was stolen.Grant claimed that an article then appeared in an unnamed publication which gave “a detailed account of what the interior of my flat looked like.” Grant claimed that, as well as being told by police that the News of the cheap moncler World had hacked his phone, the Mail on Sunday had gathered private information about him.He said the paper ran a story in 2007 claiming that his relationship with his then girlfriend Jemima Khan was “on the rocks” because he had made a series of “flirtatious calls with a plummy voiced studio executive”.He added: “There was a friend of mine in LA whose assistant was a charming, woman. We joked on the phone.”She has a voice that can only be described as plummy. I can’t think of any conceivable source for this story except for those voicemail messages.”He claimed the story was one of up to 10 https://www.moncler-jacket-outlet.com occasions when he had sued for libel and been awarded damages.Last night the Mail on Sunday said it “utterly refutes” suggestions it had hacked his phone.Grant said he took out an injunction when he was linked with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong, who recently gave birth Moncler Outlet to his daughter. He added: “My motive throughout was to protect the mother of my child.”.

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