Hugh Grant Settles Phone-hacking Case

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LONDON — British actor Hugh Grant has settled his phone-hacking damages declare in opposition to Mirror Group Newspapers.

Grant was on the Excessive Courtroom on Monday when the main points of the settlement had been offered at a listening to.

Grant mentioned the newspaper group had engaged in “industrial scale” telephone hacking.

“This newspaper group has misled the general public and its shareholders for a few years; and it has let down its readers and its hard-working journalists,” Grant mentioned exterior the court docket.

Settlement particulars weren’t made public.

British media mentioned the cost concerned a six-figure sum which the actor donated to the anti-hacking activist group Hacked Off.

Grant’s declare concerned the Day by day Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday Folks newspapers. He has for quite a lot of years spoken out in opposition to intrusive and generally unlawful British press actions.

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