Hugh Grant Wins Court Battle Over Phone Hacking Probe

Celebrity News Jul. 21, 2011 AT 10:13AM
Hugh Grant Wins Court Battle Over Phone Hacking Probe Credit: DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY

Score one for Hugh Grant.

On Wednesday, a British judge demanded that UK police disclose whether journalists from now-defunct tabloid News of the World broke into Grant's phone and accessed his voicemail, the Associated Press reports.

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Socialite Jemima Khan (a former Grant girlfriend) was also given the right to see phone hacking evidence. Grant's court victory is, of course, part of a much larger scandal involving News of the World, which closed its doors earlier this month after 168 years amid wire-tapping and other crimes.

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Grant was one of the first celebs to publicly criticize -- and seek court action -- against the British tabloid.

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