(AFP) – Nov 21, 2008
LONDON (AFP) — British actress Sienna Miller secured an agreement from paparazzi that they would stop following her plus substantial damages at London's High Court on Friday.
Miller, star of films such as "Factory Girl" and "Alfie", received 37,000 pounds (44,000 euros, 55,000 dollars) after taking legal action against photography agency Big Pictures UK Limited and its founder Darryn Lyons.
Miller's lawyer David Sherborne had told the court her life had been "made intolerable by the conduct of which we complain".
The case was due to go to trial in January next year but the two sides have now reached an agreement, Sherborne told the court Friday.
As well as damages, Miller secured an agreement that Big Pictures and Lyons would not follow her, place her under surveillance, take her picture in her own home or garden or those of her relatives or "doorstep" those places.
The agreement will still allow them to photograph her outside bars, restaurants and nightclubs, on public footpaths or highways and at red carpet events.
Sherborne told the court he hoped other photographers would also note the terms of the agreement, adding Miller did not object in principle to having her picture taken.
Miller also accepted a further 16,000 pounds damages to settle an earlier privacy case against against Big Pictures involving intrusive photographs.
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