'I was abused, spat at by paparazzi'
Actress Sienna Miller tells inquiry that pursuit and abuse left her scared and paranoidActress Sienna Miller tells inquiry that pursuit and abuse left her scared and paranoid
Hounded by the media: Actress Sienna Miller told the inquiry that the
hordes of men following her with camera made her feel like she was
living some sort of video game. pic/afp
Miller said the constant attention of photographers was "really terrifying."
"For a number of years I was relentlessly pursued by 10 to 15 men, almost daily," she said.
"I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal."
Take to court
The newspaper's parent company now faces dozens of lawsuits from alleged hacking victims.
Miller said taking on Murdoch's media conglomerate had been a difficult decision.
"I was very nervous about taking on an empire that was richer and far more powerful than I will ever be," she said. "It was very daunting."
Murdoch closed down the NOTW in July after evidence emerged that it had illegally accessed the mobile phone voice mails of celebrities, politicians and crime victims.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling is due to give evidence about the effect of media intrusion on her life.