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Murdoch to pay nearly $1M to singer

Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church

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Updated: March 29, 2012 8:10AM

Charlotte Church, a former child singing sensation caught in tabloid intrigue as she grew into her teens, will receive nearly $1 million in a settlement Monday with Rupert Murdoch’s company.

The deal resolves her claim that 33 articles in the now-defunct News of the World tabloid were the product of journalists illegally hacking into her family’s voice mails.

The settlement includes a public apology to Church, but the singer said Monday, “They are not truly sorry. They are just sorry they got caught.”


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