Heather Mills receives apology and payout in phone-hacking case

Ex-model receives substantial payout as she settles case against News of the World Heather Mills has received an apology at the high court after settling her phone-hacking case against the News of the World in return for a substantial financial payout as part of an agreement under which she dropped similar claims against the Sun. The former wife of the Beatles singer Sir Paul McCartney said a criminal, targeted smear campaign over the course of a decade by the news outlet had destroyed her reputation and left her unable to carry on her charity work. Mills was one of about 90 individuals, Elizabeth Hurley, who recently settled their cases for invasion of privacy against News Group Newspapers, the Rupert Murdoch-controlled …