Tuesday 28 September 2010

Super-injunction granted over sex blackmail claim

A high-profile public figure has been granted a "super-injunction" to prevent publication of claims by a woman who was trying to blackmail him over his sex life, the Daily Telegraph reports today.

It says: "The man obtained a High Court ruling stating that his name and details of his alleged relationship with the woman should not be published, nor even the existence of the gagging order.

"A judge has now agreed that the fact of the injunction can be reported, as the risk of it being leaked onto the internet can never be eliminated, but ruled that the identities of those involved must remain secret.

"It can now be disclosed that the man sought the order because a woman had threatened to reveal her affair with him unless she was paid “very substantial sums.”

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