Actress Sadie Frost thought her ex-husband Jude Law was trying to make her look bad so he would get custody of their children.Read the full story ›
Actress Sadie Frost said she had never spoken publicly about attending Alcoholics Anonymous and branded the paper the 'lowest of the low'.Read the full story ›
Paul Gascoigne has revealed the heartache he suffered in spite of the benefits that his fame as a football star brought.
The former England midfielder spoke frankly when he gave evidence at the High Court in the Mirror phone hacking trial and afterwards revealed more of the agonies he suffered in the glare of publicity.
In a written statement to the court, the 47-year-old described how he suffered from 'mental illness, including paranoia, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation.' He added he was also 'bipolar' with an 'addictive personality'.
He said the period between 2000 and 2006 was very difficult, mentally and physically, and he wrongly accused people close to him, such as his stepdaughter Bianca, of going to the newspapers with stories about him.
"I felt that I could not cope with the media attention any more and I seriously thought about jumping in front of a train," Gascoigne said.
Paul Gascoigne has accused Mirror Group Newspapers of 'bottling it' after they refused to cross-examine him at the phone hacking trial.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and England football star briefly spoke to reporters as he left the High Court in London after giving evidence at the hearing to determine what compensation should be paid by MGN in eight representative cases.
After answering questions given by his counsel, David Sherborne, Gascoigne was told he would not face cross-examination by Matthew Nicklin QC, for MGN, and his evidence was going unchallenged
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne told the High Court how the Mirror had wrecked his life by hacking his phone.
At the time I was going through a bad time because I knew I was getting hacked, 110%. Of course (people) wouldn't believe it - my family and Mr McKeown (therapist Johnny McKeown).
"As I was speaking to him on the phone, it clicked again. He told me I was paranoid, I was going through a mental disorder.
"I said 'No, there's f***-all wrong with me'. I knew, I knew. I put the phone down... I've never told a lie, nothing to lie about, nothing."
After speaking briefly, Gascoigne was told he would not face cross-examination by Matthew Nicklin QC, for MGN, and his evidence was going unchallenged.
He replied: "I have waited 15 years to be sat here so I am disgusted, really. "I would like to trade my mobile phone in for a coffin because these guys have ruined my life. I have no life."
Paul Gascoigne has revealed to the High Court how he was 'too scared' to talk to anyone because he knew his phone was being hacked.
The 47-year-old former England footballer was clearly emotional as he started giving evidence at the hearing in London.
His voice hoarse and shaking with emotion, Gascoigne said: "I knew I was getting hacked by the Mirror. This continued for ages. Phone calls to my father and family were getting blocked so I changed my mobile. It happened again so I kept on changing mobiles, five or six times a month."
ITV News reporter Rebecca Barry was in court:
Paul Gascoigne tearful in witness box he tells #Mirror phone hacking case "I was scared to speak to anyone... I knew I was being hacked"
EastEnders stars Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace did not speak for five years because of the level of distrust caused by phone hacking.Read the full story ›
Actor Steve McFadden said he would have proposed to co-star Lucy Benjamin but thought she was "mouthing off" to the newspapers.Read the full story ›
Corrie actress Shobna Gulati has revealed how her son was bullied and her relationship fell apart after The Mirror group hacked voicemails.Read the full story ›
The first high profile victim of the Mirror newspaper phone hacking scandal gave evidence today.
TV executive Alan Yentob told the High Court he felt "violated on a truly massive scale".
ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports: