Celebrities receive payouts and apologies over phone hacking

Model Danielle Lloyd, actress Jennifer Ellison and former footballers Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole have received undisclosed damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) over phone-hacking.

None of the celebrities were at London's High Court today for the settlement of their claims for misuse of private information.

Lawyer Mark Elder told Mr Justice Mann that 34-year-old Ms Lloyd was 'distressed and appalled' to learn that she was targeted.

Model Danielle Lloyd has received undisclosed damages from Mirror Group Newspapers over phone-hacking

Model Danielle Lloyd, left, and actress Jennifer Ellison, right, have both received an undisclosed payout from Mirror Group Newspapers over phone hacking

In addition to the emotional impact, Ms Ellison, also 34, believed the activity adversely affected her career.

MGN's actions had a 'massive emotional impact' on Mr Yorke, 46, affected his life in many

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