Pottergate: we publish the secret tapes – Telegraph
Last week, Charles Begley, the News of the World’s former Harry Potter correspondent, revealed his humiliation at being required to impersonate the schoolboy wizard.
His breaking point came on the afternoon of September 11, when he was summoned to the office of the editor Rebekah Wade and rebuked for not being “in character”. Begley, then 29, was told to appear in full Potter regalia at the next day’s news conference. He parted ways with the paper a few weeks later and is now considering legal action against his former employers. (His initial claim was turned down because he had been on staff for only six months.)