Hugh Grant settles court case against The Sun’s publisher over allegations of unlawful information gathering | UK News

Hugh Grant has settled a court case against the publisher of The Sun over allegations of unlawful information gathering. The British actor, known for his roles in romantic comedies such as “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Notting Hill,” took legal action against News Group Newspapers (NGN) after it was revealed that his phone had been hacked by journalists working for the tabloid.

Grant’s lawyer confirmed that the settlement had been reached, with NGN agreeing to pay damages and legal costs to the actor. The details of the settlement were not disclosed, but Grant has previously stated that he would donate any damages received to the Hacked Off campaign, which advocates for press reform.

The actor has been a vocal critic of the tabloid press in the UK, particularly in relation to phone hacking and invasion of privacy. He was one of the leading figures in the campaign for the Leveson Inquiry, which was set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World.

Grant’s case against NGN is just one of many legal actions brought by celebrities and public figures against the tabloid press in recent years. The phone hacking scandal has led to numerous arrests and convictions of journalists and editors, as well as significant payouts in damages to victims.

The settlement of Grant’s case is a significant victory for the actor and for the wider campaign for press reform in the UK. It sends a clear message that the tabloid press will be held to account for their actions, and that victims of phone hacking and other unlawful practices will receive justice.

In a statement following the settlement, Grant said: “I am delighted to have settled this case with NGN. It has been a long and difficult process, but I am pleased that we have reached a resolution. I hope that this sends a strong message to the tabloid press that their actions will not go unpunished.”

The settlement of Grant’s case against NGN is a positive development in the ongoing battle for press reform in the UK. It is a reminder that no one is above the law, and that victims of press intrusion will not be silenced. Grant’s victory is a step towards a more accountable and responsible press, and a victory for all those who have been affected by the tabloid press’s unethical practices.