Hugh Grant settles NOTW phone hacking claim
Actor Hugh Grant has received 'substantial damages' from Rupert Murdoch's media firm News International after settling his claim for phone hacking by the now defunct British tabloid News of the World.
Grant was one of the victims of the illegal practice that led to the closure of the newspaper in 2011.
According to the BBC, the actor's lawyer said the money would be donated to the Hacked Off campaign, which promotes a responsible press.
His lawyer said that the News Group Newspapers (NGN) have agreed to the actor a substantial sum by way of damages.
The NOTW was close by media tycoon Murdoch after it emerged that the phone of murdered UK schoolgirl Milly Dowler had been hacked by the tabloid.
The scandal also led to the establishment of the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics.
Three police investigations into alleged widespread phone hacking and corruption were also launched.