Jumat, 07 Desember 2007

Sienna Skins Tabs (E! Online)

Los Angeles (E! Online) - If the British tabloids had waited just a few more months, they would have been able to see Sienna Miller naked for the price of a movie ticket. Now their impatience has cost them big time.

The actress was awarded more than $75,000 in damages from U.K. tabloids The Sun and News of the World, which printed nude photos of Miller in October while she was filming the upcoming movie Hippie Hippie Shake.

The total judgment will be shared between News International subsidiary News Group Papers, which publishes both tabloids, and the Xposure Photo Agency, which supplied the illicit images to the newspapers. Both companies will also foot Millers legal fees.

The settlement, one of the largest such payouts in U.K. legal history, came after the Factory Girl star filed an invasion of privacy complaint against the tabs shortly after the photos publication.

As part of the settlement, the newspapers have agreed not to republish any of the pictures and will subsequently delete all copies of the widely circulated images.

The salacious snaps were taken Oct. 7, while the 25-year-old was filming on location in Britain. In the series of full-frontal photos (which, by the looks of the branches creeping into each shot, seem to have been snapped from under some shrubbery), Miller is seen completely naked, wading into and scampering back out of a lake.

The images quickly went viral and appeared on a slew of gossip sites and celebrity skin shrines within hours of Xposure making the photos available.

As a result, Miller is pursuing a separate lawsuit filed against the peeping tom shutterbug.

Millers attorney, Mark Thomson, has submitted an application for a default judgment, which will be heard sometime in January.

Hippie Hippie Shake is also due out sometime next year. The film is based on Hippie Hippie Shake: The Dreams, the Trips, the Trials, the Love-ins, the Screw Ups, the Sixties, the memoir of Australian Richard Neville, who founded the counterculture magazine Oz and was subsequently jailed in London in 1971 after what would become the longest obscenity trial in the nations history.

Cillian Murphy appears alongside Miller as Neville in the film. Max Minghella also costars.

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