Wednesday 28 September 2016

Celebrity 'threesome' injunction: Newspaper editors ask judges to lift ban on revealing well known man's identity

Brian Farmer

Published 15/04/2016 | 10:58

Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who says judges must lift a ban which is preventing a tabloid newspaper from reporting on a ''well-known'' man's ''extramarital activities''
Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who says judges must lift a ban which is preventing a tabloid newspaper from reporting on a ''well-known'' man's ''extramarital activities''

Tabloid newspaper editors have asked judges to lift a ban which is preventing them from reporting on a ''well-known'' man's ''extramarital activities''.

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The Sun On Sunday wanted to publish an "account" of the man's ''sexual exploits'' with others.

The man took legal action and earlier this year two Court of Appeal judges imposed an injunction - preventing the newspaper from identifying the man in an article.

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Lawyers for News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun On Sunday, asked three Court of Appeal judges to lift the ban at a hearing in London on Friday.

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