Charlotte Church and her parents have settled their phone-hacking claim against the publisher of the News of the World, News International, in an agreement worth £600,000 in damages and costs, the high court has heard.
A statement agreed by the singer and the publisher of the now defunct newspaper read out at the high court in London on Monday revealed that Church's voicemail messages were targeted repeatedly over a number of years and that the newspaper had "unlawfully obtained" and published "private medical information" about her and her mother after a suicide attempt by the latter.
What's more, the phone numbers for Church's Los Angeles agent and New York publicist were found in the notes of Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator working for News of the World in the mid-oughts. It's still not know if the phones were hacked, and the FBI isn't commenting, but basically this could mean another lawsuit for New International, the former UK division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Church's statement after the jump: