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Actor Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking case with UK papers

( Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP). British actor Hugh Grant leaves the Rolls Building in London after they settled their phone hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers  Monday Feb. 5, 2018.   Grant was at the High Court when the details of the settlem... ( Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP). British actor Hugh Grant leaves the Rolls Building in London after they settled their phone hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers Monday Feb. 5, 2018. Grant was at the High Court when the details of the settlem...

LONDON (AP) - British actor Hugh Grant has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against Mirror Group Newspapers.

Grant was at the High Court on Monday when the details of the settlement were provided at a hearing.

Grant said the newspaper group had engaged in "industrial scale" phone hacking.

"This newspaper group has misled the public and its shareholders for many years; and it has let down its readers and its hard-working journalists," Grant said outside the court.

Settlement details weren't made public. British media said the payment involved a six-figure sum which the actor donated to the anti-hacking activist group Hacked Off.

Grant's claim involved the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People newspapers. He has for a number of years spoken out against intrusive and sometimes illegal British press activities.

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