Tuesday 16 November 2010

Take That star can be named says Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal today allowed the naming of Take That's Howard Donald who has obtained a super-injunction stopping publication of confidential information by a former girlfriend.

According to the Daily Mirror, Donald won the injunction in April after receiving a text message from musician Adakini Ntuli which said: "Why shud I continue 2 suffer financially 4 the sake of loyalty when selling my story will sort my life out?"

It says, before solicitors became involved, Ntul secured the services of publicist Max Clifford and entered into negotiations with the News of the World.

The order granted by Mr Justice Eady restrained her from doing specified but unpublishable things and prevented her and others from publishing the fact that the injunction has been obtained.

Today, Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger, Lord Justice Maurice Kay and Lord Justice Sedley dismissed Ntuli's appeal seeking the discharge of the injunction but allowed her appeal in relation to the super-injunction and anonymity issues.

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