Footballer Gascoigne awarded £188k in phone hacking judgement

Footballer Gascoigne awarded £188k in phone hacking judgement

Paul Gascoigne has won £188,250 phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers.

The pay-out to the former England footballer was one of eight announced at London’s High Court today after a three-week hearing in March to determine the extent of the wrongdoing at the group and what level of compensation was appropriate.

Mr Justice Mann also awarded £85,000 to TV executive Alan Yentob.

The judge also awarded £117,500 and £157,250 respectively to actresses Shobna Gulati and Lucy Taggart.

£260,250 was awarded to actress and businesswoman Sadie Frost, and £155,000 to soap star Shane Richie.

TV producer Robert Ashworth, who was married to actress Tracy Shaw, received £201,250, and flight attendant Lauren Alcorn, who had a relationship with soccer star Rio Ferdinand, was awarded £72,500.

The damages total £1.2 million.

The judge’s ruling will provide a framework for resolving similar civil actions in the pipeline.

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