Charlotte Church wins $951,400 hacking damages
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Charlotte Church and her parents settled her phone-hacking damages action against the publishers of the now defunct News of the World for 600,000 pounds ($951,400) at the High Court on Monday.
The settlement, one of the highest to be paid out in the phone-hacking scandal, includes 300,000 pounds in legal costs.
Lawyers for the 26-year-old and her parents, James and Maria, confirmed last week that terms had been agreed with News Group Newspapers (NGN).
The court heard that 33 articles in the News of the World were the product of hacking into her family's voicemails when Church was a teenager.
(Avril Ormsby; Editing by Steve Addison)
- Exclusive: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration - source
- Radar showed missing plane may have turned back: Malaysia military
- Missing Malaysian jet may have disintegrated in mid-air: source |
- Malaysian plane presumed crashed; questions over false IDs |
- Merkel raps Putin as Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea |