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 …

Scarlett Johansson warns: paparazzi risk another death like Princess Diana’s

Actor alleges she was pursued through LA by paparazzi who put other drivers and pedestrians at risk after her appearance on Jimmy Kimmels chatshow Scarlett Johansson warned of another incident like Princess Diana after alleging she was pursued through Los Angeles by a group of paparazzi. The actor, 34, said she was leaving a studio following an appearance on US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! when a group of photographers spotted her. Five cars with blacked-out windows then apparently sped through red lights and put other drivers and pedestrians at risk so their paparazzi passengers could obtain details of where she and her four-year-old daughter were staying. Johansson said such a situation is a waiting game before another person gets …