Saturday 21 July 2018

Grant donates six-figure sum in phone-hacking settlement

Hugh Grant. Photo: PA
Hugh Grant. Photo: PA

Christian Vander

British actor Hugh Grant has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against Mirror Group Newspapers.

Grant was at the High Court in London yesterday 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 court.

Settlement details weren't made public.

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 press activities.

Irish Independent

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