CBS News reported that News Corp. has offered “in the neighborhood of $4.7 million” to the family of Milly Dowler, the murdered teenager whose phone News of the World hacked. The Guardian reported that News International and the Dowlers haven’t “yet reached final agreement.”
About $1.6 million is to be donated to charity, according to CBS News.
Both Reuters and the Guardian sourced the specific payment information to anonymous sources. Reuters noted that a News International spokesperson told Reuters “it is in advanced negotiations with the Dowler family regarding their compensation settlement.”