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    Sienna Awarded Damages for Paparazzi Pursuit

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    Looks like some good finally came of Sienna Miller's relationship with Balthazar Getty. Relatively speaking, that is.

    The Factory Girl thesp has accepted roughly $27,000 in damages and an apology from Britain's Daily Star tabloid after the tabloid published a photo taken of her in Los Angeles earlier this month in which she was clearly in distress and, as she claimed, being harassed by the paparazzi.

    The photo in question was published Sept. 11. It shows the 26-year-old in the lobby of a Los Angeles building cornered by more than a dozen cameramen while waiting for an elevator.

    Video footage of the scene showed Miller red-faced and near tears.

    Prior to the incident, as Affairgate was in its nascency, Miller's team of lawyers at Carter-Ruck petitioned the U.K.'s Press Complaints Commission, which in turn appealed to the tabloids not to publish photos of the star that were obviously taken as a result of harassment.

    In addition to the monetary settlement, the Daily Star issued an apology in today's newspaper.

    "We accept, as we said in the article, that Ms. Miller was extremely harassed and distressed by persistent pursuit and intimidating tactics adopted by numerous paparazzi in seeking to obtain photographs of her, including the very photograph that we published.

    "We apologize to Sienna for publishing this photograph."

    That's one down, one to go.

    Miller lodged a separate privacy-violation action against the News of the World and Sun tabloids in July, along with the Big Picture paparazzi agency, seeking in excess of $180,000 for publishing the now-infamous topless photos of her and Getty on their Italian vacation over the summer.

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