Confessions

Ex-'World' Staffer: Stories Made Up

Now that News of the World is officially gone, it’s time to collect the dish from the former employees. An anonymous former staffer writes in The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday about the four months she spent at News of the World in 2006 under disgraced former editor Andy Coulson. At the paper, the author writes, one of her assignments included recording Mike Tyson with a tiny “pen cam”—specifically, Tyson in a cocaine orgy. While the reporter managed to befriend Tyson and get in with his posse, there was no cocaine orgy, just pictures of Tyson with a stripper. Evidently, these were not good enough: The editors embellished details to make it sound as if there had been three-way sex and more illicit activities.