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September 30, 2008

Sienna Miller wins photo damages

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Actress succeeds in privacy action against the Daily Star


Sienna Miller has accepted £15,000 damages in an out-of-court settlement of the privacy action initiated against the publishers of the Daily Star over a paparazzi photo published in the newspaper.

 

The actress had brought proceedings over the publication of a picture taken of her in Los Angeles on September 11 this year, which she claimed violated her privacy. The newspaper has agreed to an undertaking and a printed apology as well as to pay the actress her costs.

 

The Daily Star article accompanying the offending photograph reported the fact that Miller was being harassed. Apologising to Ms Miller, the newspaper accepted that she was “extremely harassed and distressed by persistent pursuit and intimidating tactics” adopted by the paparazzi in seeking to obtain photographs of her, including the very photograph that it had published.

 

5RB’s David Sherborne, instructed by Carter-Ruck, acted on behalf of Miss Miller.

 

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