Sienna Miller Says Phone Hacking Made Her Paranoid

By Access Hollywood
|  Thursday, Sep 15, 2011  |  Updated 7:34 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Sienna Miller Says Phone Hacking Made Her Paranoid

Getty Images

Sienna Miller said being the victim of phone hacking took a toll on her.

advertisement

Phone-hacking victim Sienna Miller says she planted false stories with friends in an attempt to figure out why intimate details of her life were showing up in British tabloids.

Miller, an actress and former girlfriend of actor Jude Law, told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired Thursday that stories about her appeared in the newspaper that only her mother, sister, boyfriend and best friend knew about.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Latest Star Sightings

"At the time I was incredibly paranoid," she said.

Miller reached a 100,000 pound ($161,000) settlement with the tabloid News of the World, which had hacked into her cell phone messages.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Brit Pack: Hot Shots Of Stars From The UK!

She accused some of the people close to her of selling stories to the press, she said. She'd plant the false stories to see if they appeared in the newspaper, and thus expose a person betraying her, but the false stories never appeared.

Miller said she also became suspicious when it became clear there were a large number of voice mail messages that friends said they'd left and she never received.

"Everything is compromised enormously," she said. "It had a huge impact on relationships, friendships and my career."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Sienna Miller

Once it became clear to her what was going on, Miller said she was still reluctant to take on Rupert Murdoch's media empire for fear that it could damage her career.

"It was just too horrendous to not expose, and I was really happy that I did," she said.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Britain's Beautiful Boy: Jude Law

Copyright 2011 by Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:

PLAY IT NOW: Scarlett Johansson's Nude Photos Hacked!
PLAY IT NOW: Jude Law On Reuniting With Sienna Miller: 'I'm Very Happy'

More from Access: [ Sienna Miller Jude Law Celebrity Scandals ]

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out