• Hugh Grant has reached a settlement with 'The Sun'
  • He has been embroiled a in long fight
  • THIS is what we know

Hugh Grant has recently settled a high-profile lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid, 'The Sun', over allegations of unlawful information gathering. 

It's a long saga...

This settlement, announced on December 10, 2023, has stirred the pot in the celebrity world, bringing attention back to the ongoing battle against press intrusion. With Prince Harry potentially following suit, this development raises questions about the future of press accountability.

Dive into the details of Grant's decision, the implications for Prince Harry, and what this means for the fight against tabloid overreach

Grant, the beloved British actor known for his roles in 'Love Actually' and 'Notting Hill, has just dropped a bombshell on the celebrity and media world. Grant has settled his lawsuit against 'The Sun', a decision that has both his fans and critics buzzing with speculation.

"As is common with entirely innocent people, they are offering me an enormous sum of money to keep this matter out of court," Grant sarcastically remarked on X, highlighting the absurdity of the situation.

Grant vowed to continue that fight in a lengthy multi-post statement on X, saying that some of the money will go to press advocacy groups like Hacked Off, which was formed in the wake of the News of the World scandal.

"Murdoch's settlement money has a stink and I refuse to let this be hush money," he said.

Grant also expressed reluctance over the decision to bring an end to the lawsuit.

"I don't want to accept this money or settle," he said. "I would love to see all the allegations that they deny tested in court. But the rules around civil litigation mean that if I proceed to trial and the court awards me damages that are even a penny less than the settlement offer, I would have to pay the legal costs of both sides."

Grant’s legal battle with News Group Newspapers (NGN), the publisher behind 'The Sun', has been closely watched. Allegations of landline tapping, burglary, and "blagging" confidential information had made this one of the most anticipated trials in recent years. Yet, in a twist that feels straight out of a Hollywood script, Grant has reluctantly accepted a settlement to avoid a potentially crippling legal bill.

Prince Harry's Parallel Predicament

"Rupert Murdoch’s lawyers are very expensive," Grant explained, shedding light on the daunting financial risks of continuing the fight. The actor’s decision underscores the immense pressure and financial strain individuals face when challenging powerful media entities.

The drama doesn’t end with Grant. Prince Harry, alongside other public figures, finds himself in a similar bind, forced into a corner by the prospect of overwhelming legal costs.

David Sherborne, the lawyer representing both Grant and Harry, revealed that the Duke of Sussex is grappling with the same dilemma, hinting at a broader issue of media accountability and the challenges of taking a stand.

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Grant’s settlement and the ongoing legal battles of figures like Prince Harry signal a critical moment in the fight against tabloid intrusion. With NGN settling over 1,300 cases and still denying wrongdoing, the question remains: Will there ever be true accountability?

As the saga unfolds, the celebrity world watches closely. Will other victims of press overreach find justice, or will the financial might of media giants continue to silence dissent? Hugh Grant’s case may be settled, but the story is far from over.