Clive Goodman (born 17 September 1957, Hammersmith, London) is a former royal editor and reporter for the News of the World. He was arrested in August 2006 and jailed in January 2007 for intercepting mobile phone messages involving members of the Royal Household.
Goodman initially worked as a journalist on Nigel Dempster's gossip column in the Daily Mail, before joining the News of the World as royal editor. He was among the tabloid journalists covering the breakdown of the marriage of Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, and at the time held the News of the World record for number of consecutive front page splashes, with five.
In March 2005 Goodman took over Mark Bolland's "Blackadder" column, reporting on details and rumours of the lives of notable personalities. It was during his tenure on this column that two entries raised suspicions with Royal Household staff that Goodman had gained access to the Royal Family's voicemails.
On 26 January 2007 Goodman was imprisoned for four months, having pleaded guilty to illegally intercepting phone messages from Clarence House; his co-conspirator Glenn Mulcaire was sentenced to six months. Goodman was sacked by the News of the World in January 2007, but within a year he received £240,000 in settlements, from News International. According to News International the payments were made because his dismissal was unfair as they had failed to "follow statutory procedures" in sacking Goodman.
Goodman was arrested again, along with Andy Coulson, on 8 July 2011 after new revelations of the phone hacking were made public. It was announced that the News of the World would end its 168-year publication history on 10 July 2011.
Goodman is on trial along with Coulson, Brooks and a number of other former News of the World reporters and executives.
- News International phone hacking scandal
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- Mark Sweney (29 November 2006). "Profile: Clive Goodman". The Guardian (London). Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- Tryhorn, Chris (26 January 2007). "Clive Goodman sentenced to four months". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 26 January 2007.
- "Hacking 'discussed' at News of the World, Clive Goodman letter says". BBC News. 16 August 2011. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011.
- James Robinson (8 January 2010). "News International admits payout to phone-hacker was for unfair dismissal". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010.
- Haroon Siddique, Adam Gabbatt and Ben Quinn (8 July 2011). "News of the World phone-hacking scandal -As it happened". The Guardian (London). Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- Caroline Davis (21 November 2013). "News International executive said Rebekah Brooks would be protected". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 22 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
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