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Actor Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking case with UK papers
Economy & Business By: The Bullet Wire February 5th, 2018 8:02 am
LONDON (AP) — British actor Hugh Grant has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against Mirror Group Newspapers.
Grant was at the High Court on Monday when the details of the settlement were provided at a hearing.
Grant said the newspaper group had engaged in “industrial scale” phone hacking.
“This newspaper group has misled the public and its shareholders for many years; and it has let down its readers and its hard-working journalists,” Grant said outside the court.
Settlement details weren’t made public. British media said the payment involved a six-figure sum which the actor donated to the anti-hacking activist group Hacked Off.
Grant’s claim involved the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People newspapers. He has for a number of years spoken out against intrusive and sometimes illegal British press activities.
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