News: Tulisa obtains “Sex Tape” privacy injunction

20 03 2012

The singer and X-factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has obtained an interim injunction to restrain the publication of a purported “sex tape”.  It is reported that the singer was approached by an unidentified man last year, who wanted to sell an alleged sex video of her for £500,000. The film went on sale online on Monday from a website charging £3.90 to download it.   Read the rest of this entry »





Trial Report: Cairns v Modi, Twitter defamation case concludes in London – Gervase de Wilde

20 03 2012

The trial of cricketer Chris Cairns’ libel claim against Lalit Modi came to an end at the High Court on Friday March 16. Both parties were in Court 15 as closing submissions were made by Andrew Caldecott QC for the Claimant. It was the eighth day of a hearing in front of Bean J, revolving around the Indian businessman and IPL founder’s 2010 tweet about the Claimant’s having departed the Indian Cricket League (‘ICL’) as a result of his alleged involvement in match-fixing. A blow by blow account of the trial can be found on ESPN’s Cricinfo. Read the rest of this entry »