Phone hacking victim Sienna Miller sat down with TODAY’s Amy Robach to discuss how the British phone hacking scandal affected her private life.
Sienna became her own detective to determine if someone was hacking into her cell phone. Miller says she planted false stories with friends in an attempt to figure out why intimate details of her life were showing up in British tabloids. She’d plant the false stories to see if they appeared in the newspaper, and thus expose a person betraying her, but the false stories never appeared. “At the time, I was incredibly paranoid,” she said.
Miller said she also became suspicious when it became clear there were a large number of voice mail messages that friends said they’d left and she never received.
Once it became clear to her what was going on, Miller said she was still reluctant to take on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire for fear that it could damage her career. “It was just too horrendous to not expose, and I was really happy that I did,” she said. -AP
Miller reached a £100,000 (NZ$191,000) settlement with the tabloid News of the World, which had hacked into her cell phone messages.
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