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Jude Law accuses The Sun of hacking

Published 16/07/2011 | 13:15

Jude Law is suing The Sun newspaper for alleged phone hacking
Jude Law is suing The Sun newspaper for alleged phone hacking

Jude Law is suing The Sun newspaper for alleged phone hacking, it has emerged.

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The Sherlock Holmes star launched legal proceedings over four articles published in 2005 and 2006. The 38-year-old is already taking action against the News of the World and the case will be heard in January at the High Court.

On Friday night, a spokesman for News International denied the new claims against Britain's best selling daily newspaper.

The company issued a statement saying: "We believe this is a deeply cynical and deliberately mischievous attempt to draw The Sun into the phone-hacking issue.

"The allegations made in this claim have been carefully investigated by our lawyers and the evidence shows that they have no foundation whatsoever.

"In particular, the claimant's solicitors have relied on a reference in documentation that they should be well aware has nothing to do with a case against The Sun. Also, another article complained of merely reiterated information which was already in the public domain. The claim will be defended vigorously."

Law issued a statement through his lawyers Atkins Thomson confirming the action.

It said: "News International have put out a statement about a claim brought by Jude Law, which is currently before the court. Accusations of cynicism and mischief making by News International are ridiculous.

"By their own admission, News International have misled the police, parliament and the public for nearly five years about the extent of the wrongdoing by their journalists and executives. Their record speaks for itself."

It is not known what stories Law, a father of four, is suing over.

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