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Hugh Grant Settles in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted Saturday December 22, 2012 4:58 PM GMT

Ending a year-long saga, Hugh Grant settled his phone hacking claim against News International on Friday (December 21).

The “Notting Hill” actor was one of 178 people who sued the media company, owned by Rupert Murdoch, for phone hacking.

Back in 2007, Mail on Sunday published a story about problems in Hugh’s relationship with Jemima Khan, which he believes could have only been written if the tabloid had hacked into his voicemail to hear ‘mysterious plummy voiced messages’ left by another woman.

According to Grant’s attorney, the actor will donate his settlement, which is said to be substantial, to his Hacked Off campaign for free and accountable media.

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