Paul Gascoigne wins massive damages in phone hacking case
A judge has today ordered Trinity Mirror to pay £1.2m in compensation to eight victims of phone hacking, including former Newcastle star Paul Gascoigne.
Gazza receives £188,250 after he told the high court that he was driven to severe paranoia and alcoholism when journalists accessed his voicemails from 200 to 2010.
Sadie Frost was awarded £260,250, which is believed to be the single highest ever privacy damages payout since the phone hacking scandal became public in 2010.
The other six high profile figures who were awarded damages today are:
Robert Ashworth, Shane Richie, Lucy Taggart, Robert Ashworth, Shobna Gulati, Alan Yentob and Lauren Alcorn.
Trinity Mirror publish nationals such as the Sunday People and the Sunday & Daily Mirror, plus of course local north east titles such as the Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun.
The publisher admitted at the onset of the three week trial that more than one hundred stories had been published using information that was discovered as a result of hacking the phones of the eight claimants.
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