Stuntwoman sues News Corp. over alleged phone hack

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who worked as a stunt double for Angelina Jolie has sued Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in Los Angeles, claiming she's a victim of a phone hacking scheme to obtain information about the actress.

Eunice Huthart, of Liverpool, England, is the first person to sue the media company in the U.S.

She cited numerous references to the United Kingdom phone hacking scandal involving News Corp. companies and claims numerous grounds for damages.

The federal suit claims Huthart began missing telephone messages from family, friends and others, causing damage to relationships with her daughter and husband.

The lawsuit also names as defendants News Corp. entities News International Ltd. and News Group Newspapers Ltd., and unidentified private investigators and journalists.

A News Corp. representative in New York was not immediately returned.

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