Friday, 29 January 2010

Daily Mail exposes secret injunction banning reporting of England footballer's affair

The Daily Mail reports today that a Premier League footballer has won a gagging order stopping the public learning about his affair with a team-mate’s girlfriend.
The paper says: "The so-called ‘super-injunction’ was granted by a High Court judge under human rights laws.  The married England international successfully claimed that exposing his infidelity would be a breach of his right to a ‘private and family life’.
"So draconian is Mr Justice Tugendhat’s order that even its existence is supposed to be a secret."
Last month, a married Premier League manager succeeded in keeping his identity out of the papers despite being spotted visiting a brothel.
The latest injunction will spark more concern that a privacy law is being bought in via the courts rather than voted on in Parliament.

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