Leveson probe a 'sham', says George Michael

British singer George Michael has criticised the Leveson probe
British singer George Michael has criticised the Leveson probe Photo: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

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":

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The best can do is 'enquiry' after inquiry, and no actual criminal prosecutions? Why on earth are the rights of the royal family....

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..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?

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Shame on our political system for it's refusal to take this further. The day they make this sham real and start genuinely prosecuting people

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.