He's mad as hell and he's not going to take this anymore!
Today, just hours before the high court's deadline, Hugh Grant filed claim against News Corp for allegedly hacking his phone.
The Rupert Murdoch owned media conglomerate already settled up with a slew of other celebrities, including Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan, who claimed News of the World investigators hacked their phones and stole sensitive and confidential information.
Hugh is already a very vocal privacy advocate and was recently named director of Hacked Off, a non-profit company campaigning for press reform.
And even if takes nine months to settle, the British acting legend VOWED to make News Corp pay!!
If he wins? He's donating the proceeds to helping similarly affected victims.
Good for you, sir!
Maybe if these companies pay out enough cash in settlements, it will no longer be profitable for them to invade others' privacy!
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