Saturday 20 January 2018

Rio tells court of hurt over kiss'n'tell article

Cathy Gordon in London

Soccer star Rio Ferdinand told the High Court in London yesterday of how a "kiss'n'tell" newspaper story put a strain on his relationship with his wife and caused him distress.

The 32-year-old Manchester United centre-back, who has three children with wife Rebecca, described an article published in the 'Sunday Mirror' in April 2010 as "a gross invasion of my privacy".

England international Ferdinand, who is seeking substantial damages, over a story about an alleged affair with a woman called Carly Storey, said he had "not met this girl for six years" by the time the article was published.

He said: "It has inevitably put a strain on my relationship with my wife.

"All I am asking for is the normal right to lead a private life, which anyone has."

Irish Independent

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