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Actor Hugh Grant has reached a settlement in his High Court lawsuit against News Group Newspapers (NGN), the publisher of The Sun, concerning allegations of unauthorized information

gathering. This development was disclosed to a judge during a recent preliminary hearing.

Grant's legal action specifically targeted The Sun, following a previous settlement with NGN in 2012 related to the now-defunct News of the World. He alleged that journalists and private investigators had unlawfully targeted him.

While Grant's claim was scheduled for trial in January of the following year, it was revealed that the matter has been resolved as part of a recent settlement. NGN's counsel, Anthony Hudson KC, informed the judge that following Grant's settlement, there are currently 42 other ongoing claims against the publisher.

David Sherborne, representing Grant, confirmed in written submissions that the actor had indeed reached a settlement in his case.

NGN has consistently denied any wrongdoing at The Sun.

Meanwhile, other notable figures, including the Duke of Sussex, are also pursuing legal action against NGN. Prince Harry's claim is slated for trial in January 2025. Photo by Julien Rath, Wikimedia commons.