27 February 2012
Charlotte Church receives £600k damages
Private client legal advice may have been given to Charlotte Church in recent weeks as the singer has been awarded £600,000 compensation after the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
The 26-year-old victim - who was one of many high-profile figures allegedly targeted by the newspaper - said she was "sickened and disgusted" by the publication's operations that resulted in 33 stories being written about her family.
Attending a hearing at London's High Court today (February 27th), Church was awarded the damages by News Group Newspapers, which now owns the defunct tabloid.
"Nothing was deemed off limits by those who pursued me and my family, just to make money for a multinational news corporation," she commented after the ruling.
Church is one of many celebrities, sports stars and victims of crime thought to have been targeted by the newspaper, with others including Hugh Grant, publicist Max Clifford, actor Steve Coogan and the parents of murdered teenager Milly Dowler.
Posted by Chris Stevenson
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