Hugh Grant Settles With The Sun In Privacy Case

Hugh Grant Settles With The Sun In Privacy Case

Hugh Grant has settled in his privacy case with the publisher of Rupert Murdoch‘s tabloid The Sun.

Grant, alongside the likes of Prince Harry, was suing News Group Newspapers (NGN) for alleged widespread unlawful information gathering. He claimed journalists used private investigators to tap his phone and burgle his house, his lawyer said in court documents on Wednesday, according to the BBC.

Grant’s case was one of several that became eligible to go to trial at London’s High Court in January. The terms of the settlement have not been made public.

Grant is a huge British movie star, featuring in Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Paddington 2 amongst others and winning a BAFTA for Four Weddings.

Grant was a victim of phone hacking more than a decade ago and has been one of the most vocal campaigners against the practice, which blew a hole open in the UK newspaper industry at the start of the last decade.

Prince Harry, meanwhile, has been involved with many such lawsuits and was recently awarded substantial damages from Mirror Group Newspapers. The Prince and a group including Elton John are suing the publisher of the Daily Mail over allegations of unlawful information gathering, which a judge recently ruled can go to trial.