Sun and NoW pay Sienna Miller £35,000

Sienna Miller has accepted an out of court settlement of £35,000 for an invasion of privacy action against the Sun and the News of the World.

The papers, which will also be covering Miller’s legal costs, published a series of articles in June and July documenting Miller’s alleged relationship with married millionaire Balthazar Getty.

Senior lawyer for News Group Newspapers Tom Crone has written to Miller on behalf of the two titles. He wrote that the papers’ accepted that “we should not have published such information or photographs”.

“I refer to your legal claim against News Group Newspapers, the publishers of the Sun and the News of the World, that was issued in July of this year,” Crone wrote.

“We have now had an opportunity to look into this matter. We acknowledge that on the specific facts and circumstances of this case you had a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of the information and the photographs that we published in the Sun and the News of the World. We also accept that we should not have published such information or photographs.”

Miller’s lawyers, Carter-Ruck, are also pursuing claims for harassment and invasion of privacy against photo agency Big Pictures.

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