UPDATE: News Int'l pays out on phone hacking
POSTED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:35am
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:55am
LONDON (AP) —
Rupert Murdoch's News International says it has paid out to seven more prominent figures in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at its now-shuttered News of the World tabloid.
The company says it has settled claims brought by Princess Diana's former lover James Hewitt, ex-Liberal Democrat lawmaker Mark Oaten, TV presenter Ukrika Jonsson, model Abi Titmuss, and Paul Dadge, who helped rescue victims of the 2005 London transit bombings. Theatrical agent Michelle Milburn and Calum Best, the son of soccer legend George Best, round out the list.
The tabloid routinely hacked into the phones of prominent figures in its search for scoops. News International subsidiary News Group Newspapers and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire face dozens of lawsuits over the practice.
The terms of the payments were not disclosed Tuesday.
Murdoch's News International says it has settled with 7 prominent figures over phone hacking.
Details are limited at this time.