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David Tennant accepts damages over phone hacking

  • Actor among six individuals who settled their claims at London’s High Court
  • Launched action for misuse of private information and breach of confidence
  • Others were Olympic medallist Colin Jackson, actress Sophia Myles, party planner Fran Cutler, fashion designer Jess Morris and Tanya Frayne

David Tennant, pictured, was among six individuals who settled their claims for misuse of private information and breach of confidence at London’s High Court

Actor David Tennant has accepted damages and an apology over phone hacking at the News of the World.

The 46-year-old Doctor Who and Broadchurch star was among six individuals who settled their claims for misuse of private information and breach of confidence at London’s High Court.

The others were Olympic medallist Colin Jackson, actress Sophia Myles, party planner Fran Cutler, fashion designer Jess Morris and Tanya Frayne, ex-wife of footballer David James.

The amount of damages was not revealed at the hearing before Mr Justice Mann on Tuesday.

None of the celebrities were in court.

Counsel Sara Mansoori said that it was agreed that NGN made no admission of liability in relation to their claims relating to The Sun.

Tennant launched legal action last March following the scandal and has been awarded substantial compensation.

Leading law firm Collyer Bristow announced at the time that it was representing nine people, including Mr Tennant, who were lodging compensation claims at the High Court in London.

Eddie Irvine, the former Formula One racing driver, was also among the nine claimants. 

Collyer Bristow said its clients had been left with ‘no alternative’ following closure of a compensation scheme.

Rupert Murdoch closed the tabloid News of the World in 2011 after revelations it had eavesdropped on the voicemails of celebrities, politicians and a 13-year-old murder victim.

Several journalists were convicted, and Murdoch’s company paid out millions in compensation.



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