A star witness in the Duke of Sussex’s hacking case has claimed he was paid £3,600 of expenses to give evidence during a “vacation” in London.
Daniel Portley-Hanks, a Los Angeles-based private investigator, told the High Court he agreed to a book deal with a close associate of Harry’s to publish his life story before giving evidence.
The investigator was recruited as a witness for Harry in his case against the publisher of the Daily Mirror by convicted phone hacker Graham Johnson.
Johnson plays a key role supporting Harry’s case despite receiving a suspended jail sentence himself after admitting phone hacking while working at the Sunday Mirror.
Daniel Portley-Hanks posted pictures of himself dining with Hacked Off supporters Hugh Grant and John Cleese after giving evidence
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The disgraced journalist offered private investigators cash along with book and film deals if they gave evidence on