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Sienna Miller: Phone Hacking Made Me ‘Incredibly Paranoid’

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Sep. 15 2011, Updated 2:00 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Sienna Miller has opened up for the first time about being the victim of hacking.

The actress is the latest in a long line of celebrities who have had their privacy invaded.

Just this week, Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis had pictures and text messages from their cell phones leaked online.

But private phone calls and voicemail messages of Sienna’s came to light when she was hacked by the British tabloid News of the World.

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In an interview with NBC’s Today Show which aired Thursday morning, Sienna said the whole scandal made her very suspicious of even her friends and family and didn’t know who she could trust.

“At the time I was incredibly paranoid and stories were coming out that nobody knew about apart from my mother, my sister, my boyfriend and my best friend,” she explained.

“There were times when I would sit down with those four people and accuse one of them of selling stories.

“And it’s terrible, but I would also tell my best friends things and see if they came out but they never did.”

Her romances with Jude Law and affair with Balthazar Getty made constant headlines, but Sienna says that although being hacked affected her relationships and her career, it was nothing compared to crime victims who were also violated.

“On a personal level, just that feeling of violation… it was bad for me. But what has come to light now obviously is that victims of crime were also being hacked and that’s atrocious. That’s on another level.”

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Sienna took on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire and was awarded $150,000 and received an admission of guilt after refusing to settle out of court.

She says she started to put together that her cell phone was being hacked when people would leave voicemails for her and she would not get them.

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“The voicemails were being listened to by the hackers and were no longer new so wouldn’t be in my inbox,” Sienna figured out.

“But then we would plant stories on certain people’s phones and stories would come out.”

The Alfie star said that police had evidence about her being hacked but nothing was initially done. It turns out that some officers were being paid off by the tabloids for information.

“I received a box about this big of notes taken by private investigators,” Sienna said stretching her hands wide apart.

“ My phone numbers, access numbers, pin numbers, passwords, passwords of my friends and family, work colleagues.

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“I mean this web of interception stretched for miles. And very personal information on notes.”

Sienna added that she felt very proud when she was named by James Murdoch as the catalyst for change when he testified before Britain’s Parliamentary Committee last month about the ongoing enquiry into press ethics.

She has just returned from a trip to East Africa with International Medical Corps where she is drawing attention to the growing humanitarian crisis.

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