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.

In 2005, the newspaper ran a story revealing that Jude had telephoned Daniel Craig after hearing he was having a fling with his then-girlfriend Sienna Miller.

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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