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.
A member of actor Jude Law’s family leaked information to News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid about his relationship with Sienna Miller, a lawyer for the newspaper’s former editor, Andy Coulson, said 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.
Money alone may not be enough for actress Sienna Miller and the more than 20 other celebrities and politicians suing Rupert Murdoch ’s News of the World newspaper over phone hacking to end their search for the truth.