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Papers to pay damages to Miller

Sienna Miller
In September, Ms Miller accepted 15,000 damages from the Daily Star

Actress Sienna Miller has been awarded 35,000 in damages from two tabloid newspapers over claims they breached her privacy.

The Layer Cake star had sued the Sun and News of the World over a series of "intrusive articles and photos" published in June and July.

Ms Miller's solicitor Mark Thomson said the out-of-court settlement had been approved by a High Court official.

The newspapers admitted they had been at fault.

'Specific facts'

Mr Thomson said Tom Crone, the senior lawyer for News Group Newspapers, had sent a letter to Ms Miller.

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
Tom Crone
Lawyer for News Group Newspapers

The letter read: "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.

"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 such photographs."

Mr Thomson said Ms Miller was still pursuing various claims against photo agency Big Pictures.

In September, the star accepted 15,000 damages in an out-of-court settlement against the Daily Star over a paparazzi photo.



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