Singer George Michael has criticised the Leveson probe today, dismissing the inquiry as a "sham". Michael claimed he was asked to speak to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards but declined, as he wrote on his Twitter account.
As part of a series of tweets posted today, the star said "I was asked to talk to the Leveson inquiry, but I declined. It's all bulls**t":
The best can do is 'enquiry' after inquiry, and no actual criminal prosecutions? Why on earth are the rights of the royal family....From @GeorgeMichael on Twitter:
..more important than those of Milly Dowler's parents, or of any of the hundreds of people whose lives have been violated by the press?From @GeorgeMichael on Twitter:
Shame on our political system for it's refusal to take this further. The day they make this sham real and start genuinely prosecuting peopleFrom @GeorgeMichael on Twitter:
During the 15-tweet rant Michael also attacked the Daily Mail, as well as calling Prime Minister David Cameron the "most cowardly PM we've seen for decades".
But a spokesman for the Leveson Inquiry today said George Michael had never been asked to give evidence.