A private detective living in Los Angeles, USA Daniel hanksHe said he was commissioned by the publisher of The Sun newspaper and in 2016 collected illegal information about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.
According to The Independent, The Sun’s publisher claimed that they did not illegally collect information and violate privacy laws with a private detective hired to collect information about Meghan Markle, while special detective Daniel Hanks was appointed in 2016. Hanks said Markle’s mobile number, address and social security number were included.
Speaking to the BBC, Hanks said: “They said they could legally access everything I found except social security numbers. When there was information, there was a key to the kingdom,” he said.
The News Group, a publisher of The Sun, said they did not want the Duchess of Sussex’s social security number “in any way” and that the information obtained was not used. A statement from the company said Hanks had been paid $ 250 and that they wanted Markle to check their contact information and addresses. “We did not have any illegal demands from the Hanks, but we were asked to act in accordance with the law,” the statement said.
Now retired, Hanks said, he has worked as a private detective who has been collecting information about celebrities for 40 years.
Meghan Markle sued The Sun publisher for publishing her personal correspondence. Prince Harry, on the other hand, sued The Sun and The Daily Mirror on charges of another phone attack.