Miller says phone hacking made her paranoid

By the Associated Press | September 15, 2011 | 8:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Phone-hacking victim Sienna Miller says she planted false stories with friends in an attempt to figure out why intimate details of her life were showing up in British tabloids.

Miller, an actress and former girlfriend of actor Jude Law, says the incident made her paranoid. She told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired Thursday that stories appeared in newspapers that only her mother, sister, boyfriend and best friend knew about, and she accused them of selling stories to the press.

Miller reached a 100,000 pound ($161,000) settlement with the tabloid News of the World, which had hacked into her cell phone messages.

She said she also became suspicious when she heard people were leaving her cell phone messages that she would never get.