The Sun and The News of the World were forced to pay the actress Sienna Miller damages yesterday for publishing nude photographs taken against her will during the filming of a movie.
Newsgroup, the Murdoch-owned subsidiary of News International which owns the tabloid newspapers, contributed to a payment of £37,500 plus legal costs along with the Xposure Photo Agency, settling the dispute after Miller sued for invasion of privacy following the pictures' publication in October.
The payout is believed to be the biggest of its sort for an invasion of privacy. The companies have agreed not to republish any of the photographs and have agreed to delete all copies of them.
However, the Factory Girl and Layer Cake star is still suing the individual photographer, who took the pictures during filming of Hippie Hippie Shake.
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Sienna, who has gone topless in films, for a calender and for Vanity Fair, has said, ""As an actress I feel that if you start to impose your own inhibitions, then you are not doing your job. And I'm fascinated by people who are extroverted, so I guess I've got a lot more nudity to come."
See the photos that are the subject of the privacy claim