Hacked Off Hugh Grant Settles News of the World Hacking Suit

Hugh Grant has been one of the most vocal celebrities in relation to the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the British press over the past couple of years. Since the publication of the Leveson Report a couple of weeks ago, a compensation sum has finally been settled for Grant, which will be paid by News International after his claim against the News of the World, reports the Guardian. 

The exact amount has remained undisclosed but has been described as 'substantial', which comes as no surprise really. Grant's solicitor, Mark Thomson made a statement about what his client plans on doing with the money: "News Group Newspapers have agreed to pay him a substantial sum by way of damages." Thomson said, "He has instructed us to donate all of his damages plus an additional payment from him to the Hacked Off Campaign for a free and accountable media.  This will be done as soon as payment is received." 

The statement, and consequently the sum, will be made public in the new year, and Grant's claim is only one of 178 against the company. The mother of Grant's daughter is also embroiled in a court case at the moment, having sued Associated Newspapers for the 'misuse of private information', amongst other allegations. Hugh's involvement with the Leveson Inquiry manifested itself in a campaign titled 'Hacked Off Hugh'. 


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