Sienna Miller to accept £100,000 in NoW phone-hacking damages

Sienna Miller will accept £100,000 in damages from the News of the World after the embattled tabloid admitted liability for hacking her phone.

It is unclear whether or not the public will finally discover the full facts of the scandal, as the newspaper will make a full disclosure “concerning the extent of the wrongdoing” to the actress’s legal team in private, according to her counsel, Hugh Tomlinson QC.

Following a two-day hearing at the high court, Mr Justice Voss will give his full judgement on the case next week.

The outcome is just the thin end of the wedge for the News International tabloid, with dozens of celebrities and public figures due to take similar action to Miller.

A News of the World statement said: “We are pleased that we have managed to bring this case to a satisfactory conclusion. 8,000 e-mails.

“Several weeks ago we admitted liability in certain cases and offered a genuine and unreserved apology. We hope to resolve other cases swiftly.

“For the record, reports that we have been ordered to disclose 8,000 e-mails to Ms Miller are inaccurate.

“The error stems from a reference in court to the fact that a total of 8,000 e-mails were being searched to ascertain whether any Sienna Miller related material was amongst them.”

(Source: BBC)

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