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J.K. Rowling, Sienna Miller testify on UK tabloid tactics

(Reuters)
By Jill Lawless
Associated Press / November 25, 2011
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Writer J.K. Rowling and actress Sienna Miller gave a London courtroom a vivid picture yesterday of the anxiety, anger, and fear produced by living in the glare of Britain’s tabloid media, describing how press intrusion made them feel like prisoners in their own homes. The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter told Britain’s media ethics inquiry that having journalists camped on her doorstep was “like being under siege and like being a hostage.’’ Miller said years of car chases, midnight pursuits, and intimate revelations had left her feeling violated, paranoid, and anxious.

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