Sienna Miller awarded £15,000 after paparazzi from Daily Star 'harassed' her
Sienna Miller has won £15,000 in damages and an apology from the Daily Star after the paper published a photo of her clearly in distress.
The Factory Girl star was pursued by photographers from the tabloid newspaper in Los Angeles last month. She claims she was ‘harassed’ by the paparazzi trying to get a picture of her.
The picture shows Sienna in the reception of an LA building, surrounded by photographers as she is waiting for a lift. Video footage taken at the same time shows the 26-year-old is clearly upset and red-faced.
Sienna‘s lawyers sued the newspaper shortly after the picture appeared on 11 September. A judge has now awarded her £15,000 in damages.
In addition to the payment, the Daily Star published a statement this morning. ‘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 apologise to Sienna for publishing this photograph.’
The actress has also launched a separate invasion of privacy action against the News of the World and the Sun newspapers. She is seeking damages of at least £10,000 against the tabloids for publishing photos of her topless with boyfriend Balthazar Getty in Italy over the summer.