Kidman sells 'bugged' home
13:30 07 February 2005
Nicole Kidman is selling her £5million Australian mansion after discovering it was bugged.
Friends also claim the Hollywood beauty is putting her Sydney waterfront home on the market because it holds too many memories of her ex-husband Tom Cruise.
One friend is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "It fronts straight on to a footpath. Even passing pedestrians can look through the windows.
"Tom always liked the house the most anyway. Selling would be like closing a chapter and getting on."
Nicole now plans to move into a penthouse apartment overlooking the impressive Sydney Opera House.
Police were called to her home two weeks ago when security guards found a listening device planted outside the property.
The bug, which was intercepting calls between Nicole and her bodyguards, is now undergoing forensic tests.
The sinister discovery was made just 24 hours before the mum-of-two was due to fly home from America.
Police have refused to disclose who the trespasser is - a paparazzi photographer, an obsessed fan or a member of the media - and whether they were known to them or Nicole.
Noel McMaster, director of Kidman's security team, confirmed: "There is no doubt that any information we were transmitting would have been heard."
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