The actor gives evidence at the Old Bailey
Shocking details of Jude Law‘s personal life were sold to reporters by a close member of his family, a court heard yesterday.
The actor, 41, was completely unaware that a loved one had accepted money from now-defunct tabloid News Of The World until he was told at the Old Bailey.
The piece – which had the headline ‘Sienna cheats on Jude‘ – quoted a source who said: ‘Jude called Daniel and asked him how he could do that to a friend.
‘He also demanded he come clean to his own girlfriend, US film producer Satsuki Mitchell.’
Jude – who confirmed that he did ring Daniel, 45 – discovered his relative’s involvement with the article from the police last year, the jury heard.
But he hadn’t known anything about the payment until yesterday, when he was handed a folded piece of paper from prosecutor Andrew Edis QC containing the relative’s name.
Asked when he’d first heard that they’d earned from their dealings, Jude answered: ‘Today.’
Later, a second piece of paper with the names of a publicist and a male employee also said to have been selling information about Jude was given to the dad-of-four.
The jury had been told that Jude was a victim of phone hacking and was targeted by News Of The World.
The defendants – including editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks – deny all charges against them.
The trial continues.
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