Miller Receives Official Apology For Phone Tapping Scandal

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June 7, 2011 | 2:25pm EST

Sienna Miller has received a formal apology from the owner of British tabloid the News of the World for the “harassment and distress” caused to the actress during a phone tapping scandal in 2004.
The G.I. Joe star was targeted by the publication’s reporters, who illegally hacked into her private voicemail messages in the hopes of acquiring information about her relationship with then-boyfriend Jude Law.

Miller sued over the controversy and was awarded $160,000 in damages last month after editors accepted responsibility for invading her privacy.

Michael Silverleaf, legal counsel for News Group newspapers, the tabloid’s parent company, offered the firm’s “sincere apologies” to the actress in London’s High Court on Tuesday.