Jude Law suing Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun over hacking

Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 18:07 PM IST

Washington: Actor Jude Law has decided to take legal action against The Sun newspaper, claiming that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid hacked into his voice mails for stories about his private life.

The claim has been denied by Murdoch’s News International, which accused Law, 38, of “a deeply cynical and deliberately mischievous attempt” to drag The Sun into the hacking scandal that has brought down its sister paper, the News of the World, CBS News reported.

News International has in a statement said Law’s allegations “have no foundation whatsoever” and vowed to vigorously fight his claim.

The actor’s law firm, Atkins Thomson, declined to give details of the claim, which it said “will be considered by the court in due course”.

Law is also suing the News of the World. That case is due to be heard next year.