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London (AP) — Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of Prince Andrew; British singer-songwriter James Blunt; and Israeli television psychic Uri Geller are among the latest to strike a deal with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking.

The three were among 17 hacking victims who settled Friday with News Corp. subsidiary News Group Newspapers over its campaign of illegal espionage, which set off a massive scandal when it was revealed in July 2011.

Others on the list include actor Hugh Grant — whose settlement was first announced in December — as well as "Doctor Who" actor Christopher Ecclestone, former government minister Geoffrey Robinson, TV presenter Jeff Brazier and singer Kerry Katona.

Murdoch's News of the World tabloid was at the center of the scandal. Prosecutors say the paper's senior management conspired to hack hundreds of victims' phones, including senior government ministers, sports stars, Hollywood royalty, and even crime victims in a bid to win scoops and boost sales.
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Phone hacking: Sarah Ferguson and Hugh Grant among 144 to win damages

• Grant: 'wrongly mistrusted and avoided friends'

• Ferguson: journalists 'knew plans in advance'

• Father of Goody's children: 'hacking created distrust'

• Katona: 'personal and private details' revealed

• Eccleston: 'deeply angry and upset'

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is among 144 people who have won substantial damages after settling their phone-hacking claims against the News of the World, the high court has heard.

Ferguson is one of 17 individuals who demanded an public apology from the now defunct tabloid's publisher, News International, at the high court in London on Friday morning.

Others who had statements read out in open court after receiving damages include Hugh Grant and Geoffrey Robinson, the Labour MP.

Damages have also been awarded to singer James Blunt; Jade Goody's ex-boyfriend Jeff Brazier; former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston; and fork-bender Uri Geller, who is believed to have been targeted because of his friendship with Michael Jackson.

June Sarpong, the TV presenter,
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