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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Actor is latest celebrity to win gagging order

Actor is latest celebrity to win gagging order

A leading actor has become the latest celebrity to obtain an injunction preventing details about his private life being made public.

By Gordon Rayner 10:00PM BST 11 Apr 2011

The man, who cannot be named under the terms of an injunction granted by the High Court, succeeded in banning a woman identified only as BDZ and a third person from speaking to a newspaper about him. The actor joins at least 30 other celebrities who have won similar legal protection in the past two years.

In a hearing held behind closed doors on Saturday, Mr Justice Blake granted an order which makes it a criminal offence, potentially punishable by imprisonment, to publish details of allegations made by BDZ. The ruling is not a so-called "super-injunction", meaning newspapers are not prevented from reporting the existence of the order.

A further hearing will be held at the High Court tomorrow to give the two defendants a chance to challenge the injunction.

High Court judges have been accused of introducing a privacy law "by the back door" by granting dozens of gagging orders.

In the past two years, privacy injunctions have been granted to seven footballers, 10 film or television personalities and five pop stars, among others.

UPDATE: Ewan McGregor is the latest news 21/4/11.


Ryan Giggs is the footballer who got a super injunction.

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1 comment:

Lee said...

It's not the judges that are the problem here, I blame the spineless media we have in this country.

I don't have any respect at all for the journalists who are colluding in this massive cover-up. If I was a journalist I would consider it to be the highlight of my career to be sent to jail for doing nothing more than reporting the truth.