After over a year of testimonies, actor Hugh Grant has been awarded damages for settling his claim against the News of the World regarding charges of phone hacking, The Guardian reported Friday. The Cloud Atlas star has been one of the highest profile critics of Rupert Murdoch’s organization since he received information that his personal phone had been hacked.
When reached by EW, Grant’s solicitor Mark Thomson issued the following statement, but would not comment on the settlement amount:
According to The Guardian, Grant was one of 178 people suing News International (News of the World‘s publisher), and is one of about 20 who have settled their claims out of court (including Anna Karenina actor Jude Law).
Last July, Grant spoke to EW about his involvement in the case: