Sienna Miller testifying at the Leveson Inqury in November 2011.
Miller told Anthony Mason it was
scary to take on the Murdoch empire: "I realized quite early on that this
was a decision that I had to make. I could have been paid off, and silenced.
And I think that was happening a lot."
"Why didn't you just take the
money and shut up?" asked Mason.
"Because it wasn't about the
money," Miller said. "That would have been immoral for me."
In the end, Miller would win a $160,000
judgment. The News of the World was shut down, and Rupert Murdoch's son, James,
the chairman of News International, was forced to resign.
"It was, you know, Goliath -- and
I do feel a huge sense of personal pride in making that decision and sticking
to it, and winning," she said.