Sienna Miller settled for £100,000 (about $165,000 USD) in a privacy and harassment claim against the News of the World, a Rupert Murdoch property, over allegations of phone-hacking by its reporters.

Miller, who had a tumultous relationship with fellow British actor Jude Law, was one of the leading plaintiffs suing Murdoch's News Corporation over allegations reporters at the tabloid illegally listened to voice messages to scoop stories.

The 29-year-old actress last month agreed to accept the damages along with an unconditional admission of liability.

Her lawyer told London's High Court that, in 2005 and 2006, she was the subject of numerous articles which contained intrusive and private information, the Press Association reported. Most of the information was related to Law's affair with his children's babysitter and the resulting fallout in Miller and Law's relationship.

Miller was granted an injunction preventing any further unlawful accessing of her voicemail and publication of her private information.

It also gives her to the right to future claims in light of new material obtained in a similar manner.

News of the World has been in hot water previously due to its habit of invading the privacy of its story subjects. The company admits to hacking into the phones of eight public figures, including Miller.

An apology was read aloud in London's High Court by a lawyer for News Group Newspapers, the subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News International that publishes the News of the World.

In an excerpt of the apology published by the New York Times, the lawyer, Michael Silverleaf, said that the company acknowledges that the information should never have been obtained in the manner it was and that the private information should never have been published, adding that the tabloid has accepted responsibility for misuse of private information, breach of confidence and harassment.