Sienna Miller Settles Claim Against Publisher of British Tabloid After Alleged Pregnancy Leak

Sienna Miller accused The Sun and its publisher of obtaining her medical records and publishing information about her pregnancy.

By Samantha Schnurr Dec 09, 2021 9:37 PMTags
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Despite her hopes to go to trial, Sienna Miller's claim against the publisher of The Sun has reportedly been settled. 

On Thursday, Dec. 9, BBC News reported the 39-year-old actress was paid a financial settlement after taking legal action against the British tabloid's publisher, News Group Newspapers. According to the report, she alleged in a statement read by her lawyer in court that her private medical information was obtained and The Sun subsequently leaked her pregnancy. 

Miller criticized the outlet in a statement she read outside of court in London on Thursday. She alleged that the publication exhibited "disgraceful behavior" by publishing her pregnancy news during the "most vulnerable moment of my life."

E! News has reached out to Miller's rep and The Sun for comment and has not heard back. According to the BBC, News Group Newspapers has not admitted liability and denies any unlawful gathering of information happened at The Sun. In 2011, Miller reportedly accepted £100,000 in a settlement and received an apology after information from her voicemail was used to publish articles in the now-defunct News of the World, which was also published by News Group Newspapers. 

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Outside court on Thursday, Miller did not mince her words against journalists and management at The Sun and its overarching publisher. "They very nearly ruined my life," she said. "I have certainly seen how they have ruined the lives of others. Their behavior shattered me, damaged my reputation at times beyond repair and caused me to accuse my family and friends of selling information that catapulted me into a state of intense paranoia and fear."
Miller continued, "Their actions, their words, their tittle-tattle compelled me into making decisions about my future and ultimately about my own body that I have to live with every single day."

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She also said publicly on Thursday that she wanted to go to trial and expose the alleged "criminality that runs through the heart of this corporation."

"Unfortunately," she said, "that legal recourse is not available to me or to anyone who does not have countless millions of pounds to spend on the pursuit of justice."

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