Everton and Manchester United’s Mr Wayne Rooney And The Brothel Ban
SO. How does the Mirror cover the phone hacking trial, in which it’s been revealed to the Old Bailey that Patricia Tierney denies having had sex with Wayne Rooney in 2004?
The story of Rooney and the brothel was broken by the Sunday Mirror. Now Tierney, who was working on reception at Liverpool’s Diva’s massage parlour, says that upon his arrival she told the Everton and soon-to-be Manchester United player: “I … told him he ought to put his hat down and get out of the massage parlour before he was destroyed and that his career was over with.”
Tierney tried to sue the Sun newspaper who claimed she charged Rooney £45 a time for sex at the parlour. She was unsuccessful. She has always denied that she ever had sex with Rooney.
How does the Mirror balance the right to privacy with the right to know?
Sex sells. And people enjoy reading about it.
Some things never change.