By Shaun Kitchener On December 22, 2012

Hugh Grant Wins Settlement In Phone Hacking Case

All money donated to his Hacked Off campaign

Hugh Grant has settled his phone hacking case against defunct newspaper News Of The World, picking up damages that he will donate to Hacked Off.

The actor has been one of the most active celebrity campaigners against press intrusion, particularly since scandal hit the shut-down Sunday tabloid in 2011 amid allegations of voicemail interception.

A statement reads: "Hugh Grant has today [December 21] settled his claims for damages and other legal remedies arising out of the unlawful activities of News of the World journalists and others over a number of years."

Charlotte Church and Jude Law had previously won damages from the company, and Grant filed his own claim in September of this year, according to the Daily Star.

Although no exact figure has been revealed, his lawyer Mark Thomson has called the sum he received "substantial".

And Hugh wrote on Twitter: "Settled hacking suit with NI [News International]. 100 % of money plus more goes to #HackedOff coffers. Just in time for Christmas, Rupert. @hackinginquiry"

He added: "Wanted to go to court vs #Murdoch but "part 36" rule screws that. If I win but judge awards £1 less than their offer I must pay their costs."

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