Sienna Miller Tells – Sienna Miller, the British actress whose phone-hacking lawsuit against News Corp. helped trigger the demise of the News of the World tabloid, said she wrongfully accused friends and family of leaking information to the press.
She suspected someone close to her was talking to journalists because the newspaper had information that only they knew, she said at a judge-led inquiry into the British press in London today.
Only later did she discover phone hacking was the source of the stories.
“I feel terrible that I would even consider accusing people of betraying me like that,” said Sienna, whose relationship with actor Jude Law drew press interest. “My paranoia and suspicion naturally spread to those around me.”
Miller, who accepted $155,050 from News Corp. in June to end the lawsuit, says she might have also had her e-mail hacked. The Metropolitan Police, which were ordered to disclose phone-hacking evidence in her case, arrested an unnamed 52-year-old man today in Milton Keynes as part of their probe of computer hacking by the British press.
News Corp. closed the News of the World in July to help contain the five-year-old scandal after it was revealed the tabloid had hacked the phone of a murdered school girl in 2002, when she was still missing. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called for the inquiry, led by Judge Brian Leveson, to scrutinize the relationship between the press and the public and determine if new regulations are needed.