Polanski wins damages over photo
Published 15/01/2010 | 16:38
A newspaper was ordered to pay film director Roman Polanski £3,000 damages for printing photos of his wife and son.
Polanski sued Le Parisien in France for invasion of privacy and had sought £40,000.
The photos, showing his wife at a window and his 11-year-old son playing in the garden, were printed the day after Polanski's arrival at his chalet in Gstaad, where he is under house arrest in a 32-year-old sex case.
The paper said the photos were newsworthy, but the court said the news report did not justify their publication without the permission of those depicted.
Polanski's suit targeted four French publications. A decision on the other three is expected next week.