Sienna Miller has told the phone-hacking trial she has had some "negative experiences" while communicating with the media, and regretted that her private life has been analysed in public during the trial.
When asked if she had ever courted publicity by Timothy Langdale QC, defending former News of the World editor Andy Coulson in the trial, Ms Miller said: "Absolutely never, not once. Never ever. Hand on my heart, I've taken an oath."
The Layer Cake star said she once pleaded with a News of the World journalist to ease off her then-boyfriend Jude Law when they met at a pre-Baftas party, asking him to "give Jude a break". She added: "I appealed to his better nature and this was then abused."
Thanking her for giving evidence, judge Mr Justice Saunders told her: "I am very sorry what has gone on in this court and reported in the press has caused you distress. We have tried to limit what has been said in court."
Coulson is among seven defendants who deny conspiring to hack phones and conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
Andy Coulson was told about a recording of a voicemail from actress Sienna Miller on actor Daniel Craig's phone, his trial has heard.
Jude Law discovered for the first time today that a relative had allegedly been paid by a newspaper for information.
A former tabloid reporter has revealed to the phone-hacking trial how the "dark arts" were used by newspapers to secure stories.