Actress Sienna Miller, along with Harry Potter novelist J.K. Rowling, testified in a UK court this past Thursday about the hacking case that had Miller so paranoid, she accused her close friends and family of leaking stories to the media, as well as personal information. Get the full details below.
Making her way to London’s Royal Courts of Justice this past week, Sienna Miller attended a hearing, testifying about being harassed, followed, and having her privacy violated by the employees at News of the World.
The ‘Alfie’ actress, who is taking the news outlet to court for hacking into her phone, and much more, explained that the journalists and editors of the notorious outlet made her feel “very violated and very paranoid and anxious, constantly. I felt like I was living in some sort of video game,” she shared.
The actress, who previously dated actor Jude Law, has been pursued for most of her time in the spotlight. “For a number of years I was relentlessly pursued by 10 to 15 men, almost daily,” she said, even being “spat at,” and “verbally abused. I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.”
Although those that made Sienna Miller’s life sheer torture at times because of her celebrity status, the now twenty-nine year old actress has decided to continue to fight back. “I was very nervous about taking on an empire that was richer and far more powerful than I will ever be,” she said. “It was very daunting.”
Miller has been compensated 100,000 pounds after the news outlet hacked into her cell phone. “So far it has been very unsatisfactory what I have received,” Miller stated.
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