Undisclosed damages for Grant over Khan split

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Hugh Grant has accepted undisclosed damages from the owner of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday for articles published about his split from Jemima Khan.

The British actor launched the action against Associated Newspapers after three separate articles stated his relationship to the heiress had ended due to him flirting with a movie executive and his behaviour over Liz Hurley's wedding.

But at the high court today Grant was offered a full apology by the group, which also said it would pay his legal fees.

Grant has already said the damages will go to charity.

The 45-year-old and Khan said themselves that their February split after a three-year relationship was "amicable".

"The truth is that all the allegations and assertions are false," said solicitor Simon Smith representing Grant at the London court.

A statement from the About a Boy actor said: "I took this action because I was tired of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday publishing almost entirely fictional articles about my private life for their own financial gain.

"I'm also hoping that this statement in court might remind people that the so-called 'close friends' or 'close sources' on which these stories claim to be based almost never exist."

Grant was arrested in London earlier this week on suspicion of assaulting a photographer.

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