Sienna Miller, the British actress whose phone-hacking lawsuit against News Corp. helped trigger the demise of the News of the World tabloid, said she wrongfully accused friends and family of leaking information to the press.
Actress Sienna Miller was offered 100,000 pounds ($163,000) by News Corp. ’s U.K. unit to settle a lawsuit over allegations her mobile phone was hacked into by journalists at the News of the World newspaper.
Actress Sienna Miller claimed News of the World ’s top news editor ordered the hacking of her phone’s voice mail, and those of her friends and employees, to get personal information, the Guardian reported today.
Sienna Miller’s phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid threaten to tarnish News Corp. ’s reputation just as it seeks government approval for the purchase of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc .
Actor Hugh Grant and former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott attended a dinner to honor Nick Davies, the Guardian newspaper reporter who in July 2009 broke the first story that phone hacking at News Corp.’s News of the World newspaper might extend beyond a “rogue” reporter.