Harry Potter novelist J.K. Rowling, the parents of absent girl Madeleine McCann in addition to actor Hugh Grant have been settled special status in a British inquest into media ethics with practices, the investigate said lying on Wednesday. They are in the midst of 46 “core participants” who will be able toward give evidence in addition to seek to question witnesses in the query, launched after a phone hacking scandal required the closure of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World during July.

They include supposed victims of hacking, such as Grant, Hollywood actress Sienna Miller in addition to the parents of murdered adolescent Milly Dowler, whose voicemail was allegedly under fire when she went missing within 2002.

Other participants have complained on the subject of harassment by the British press, as well as Rowling and Kate as well as Gerry McCann, whose toddler Madeleine moved out on holiday within Portugal in 2007, sparking a international campaign near locate her.

Former modus operandi 1 boss Max Mosley and concerned ex-England footballer Paul Gascoigne are in addition on the list, released by inquiry chairman Lord Justice Brian Leveson, because is former second-in-command prime preacher John Prescott.

News International, the close relative company of the News of the World, in addition to the owners of the Guardian, the each day Mail, the Daily Express and extra papers will also be central part participants.

They will acquire part in stage single of the inquiry, which concerns media morals with practices, including press associates with politicians along with the police.

Stage two will come across specifically at hacking at the News of the World furthermore in other newspapers save for this will not begin awaiting the police investigation hooked on the scandal is absolute, which may obtain years.