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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Hugh Grant settles claim over hacking

Published 22/12/2012|05:00

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Phone-hacking victim Hugh Grant (pictured) has accepted a "substantial sum" after settling his legal claim against the 'News of the World' (NOTW), his solicitor said.

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The actor will donate the money he receives from News Group Newspapers to the Hacked Off campaign for a free and accountable media, said his solicitor Mark Thomson.

" Hugh Grant has today settled his claims for damages and other legal remedies arising out of the unlawful activities of News of the World journalists and others over a number of years," he said in a statement. "News Group Newspapers have agreed to pay him a substantial sum by way of damages."

Irish Independent

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