Singer sues tabloid and wins big
POSTED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 4:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 4:49pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Singer Charlotte Church and her parents settled damages for phone hacking by the Rupert Murdoch tabloid “News of the World”.
London's high court awarded the singer $951,400, including over $400,000 in legal fees, which is one of the highest settlements yet to be paid out in the phone hacking scandal.
Church said she was disgusted by what happened.
"What I have discovered, as the litigation has gone on, has sickened and disgusted me. Nothing was deemed off-limits by those who pursued me and my family, just to make money for a multinational news corporation,” said Church. “Of course, I was a teenager at the time, and my parents were not in the public eye, they just happened to have a well-known daughter."
“News of the World” wrote 33 articles on Church when she was a teenager.
Her phone was hacked in 2002, and the tabloid gained access to her medical records.