Rhys Ifans - Rhys Ifans Launches Phone Hacking Claim
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans is among the latest wave of stars to launch legal action over allegations he was targeted in Britain's infamous phone hacking scandal.
The Amazing Spider-Man star has filed a claim against Rupert Murdoch's News International group, the company behind now-defunct U.K. tabloid the News of the World, suggesting his voicemail messages were intercepted by a private investigator working for the company.
Ifans' complaint was revealed during a hearing at London's High Court on Thursday (20Jun13), where it also emerged that veteran singer-turned-Tv star Cilla Black is among the list of latest claimants.
Stars including Jude Law and Hugh Grant have previously been awarded settlements over the headline-grabbing scandal, which erupted in 2011 and led to the closure of the News of the World.