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Actress Sienna Miller to receive £100k in phone-hacking settlement

Sienna Miller's privacy and harassment claim in the News of the World phone-hacking action has been settled for £100,000 in damages.

The 29-year-old actress, who is appearing in Terence Rattigan's Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, was not at London's High Court for the brief hearing.

Her counsel, David Sherborne, told Mr Justice Vos that, in 2005 and 2006, she was the subject of numerous articles which contained "intrusive and private information".

As well as the damages and her legal costs, Ms Miller was granted an injunction preventing any further unlawful accessing of her voicemail and publication of her private information. The order also provided for disclosure of information about the extent of the activities and expressly allows her to come back to court in the light of any new material.

Mr Sherborne said that Ms Miller did not know the source of the information.

News Group's counsel, Michael Silverleaf QC, offered its "sincere apologies" to Ms Miller for the distress caused.

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