LONDON — British actor Hugh Grant has settled his phone-hacking damages declare in opposition to Mirror Group Newspapers.
Grant was on the Excessive Courtroom on Monday when the main points of the settlement had been offered at a listening to.
Grant mentioned the newspaper group had engaged in “industrial scale” telephone hacking.
“This newspaper group has misled the general public and its shareholders for a few years; and it has let down its readers and its hard-working journalists,” Grant mentioned exterior the court docket.
Settlement particulars weren’t made public.
British media mentioned the cost concerned a six-figure sum which the actor donated to the anti-hacking activist group Hacked Off.
Grant’s declare concerned the Day by day Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday Folks newspapers. He has for quite a lot of years spoken out in opposition to intrusive and generally unlawful British press actions.