Sunday 4 December 2016

Celebrity threesome injunction: Identities remain secret as judgment delayed

Published 21/04/2016 | 13:48

A fresh appeal against celebrity injunction was launched on Friday
A fresh appeal against celebrity injunction was launched on Friday

A celebrity who wants to keep his name out of a tabloid newspaper story about his alleged extra-marital activities faces a wait to find out if he has won a battle at the Supreme Court.

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A panel of five justices reserved their decision in the case on Thursday following a hearing in London.

They have heard a challenge by the man against a Court of Appeal decision earlier this week that an injunction barring the Sun on Sunday from naming the man should be lifted.

The newspaper wanted to publish an account of his alleged extra-marital activities earlier this year, but the man argued that he had a privacy right and took legal action.

Three Court of Appeal judges ruled on Monday that the order should be lifted.

Lawyers for News Group Newspapers, publishers of the Sun on Sunday, had successfully argued that the ban should go because the man has been named in articles abroad and his identity could be found on the internet.

Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger announced at the conclusion of the legal argument on Thursday that the court would "take time to consider this matter".

He said the justices would give their decision "as soon as we can".

In the meantime, the injunction remains in place.

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