LONDON - A stunt double for Angelina Jolie had her phone hacked by a private eye working for a Rupert Murdoch British tabloid to gain information about the actress's relationship with Brad Pitt, a trial of two former editors was told on Tuesday.
Eunice Huthart, who was also a good friend of the actress, was targeted by the News of the World paper in 2005 and 2006 when there was huge media interest in the Hollywood stars' relationship, prosecutors told the Old Bailey court.
In other evidence, the court was told that the name of Kate Middleton, now the wife of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince William, appeared on a list entitled "Target Evaluation" discovered in the house of a man who has admitted carrying out phone-hacking for the paper.
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of the News of the World, who also have close links to Prime Minister David Cameron, are on trial accused of conspiracy to hack phones and other charges. Six others are also on trial and they all deny allegations against them.
The phone-hacking accusations sent shockwaves through the British establishment, led to a public inquiry into the conduct of the press, raised questions about police conduct of inquiries and forced Murdoch to close the News of the World.
The court heard on Tuesday that an entry in a notebook belonging to private detective Glenn Mulcaire, who has admitted illegally tapping voicemails on mobile phones for the tabloid, contained details of Huthart's mobile phone and her voicemail PIN number.