Sienna Miller should be forced to accept damages of £100,000 in her phone hacking claim against the News of the World because the stories published about her private life were "not that hurtful," a lawyer for the newspaper said yesterday.
The High Court heard that the six-figure sum, which had been requested by the actress's legal team, constituted a "generous" offer to settle her complaint.
Hugh Tomlinson QC, for the actress, accused the NOTW of being "consistently deceitful". He said: "The crucial thing from our point of view is to know the extent of the wrongdoing and know exactly what happened." The case continues.