Reporter faced harassment claim for "asking question"

Former NotW reporter says he was subjected to a £50,000 damages claim for asking a question.

Former News of the World reporter Neville Thurlbeck has revealed that a claim for harassment brought against him by phone-hacking victim Cornelia Crisan has been dropped following her settlement with News International yesterday.

He says he was subjected to a £50,000 damages claim after doing nothing more than asking her a question on the orders of the newsdesk.

Crisan is said to be a former lover of the actor Ralph Fiennes.

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