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Day: 1 April 2012

Case Law: Tulisa Contostavlos v Michael Mendahun and others, “sex tape” privacy injunction continued

On 19 March 2012, singer and X-factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos obtained an interim injunction to prevent the publication of a “sex tape”. We reported on this application at the time.   Original reports suggested that this might be a “false privacy” case but in a You Tube video the singer explained the background and accused her former boyfriend, Justin Edwards (aka MC Ultra) of leaking the tape (see our post of 22 March 2012). A public hearing took place on 26 March 2012 (see our post of 27 March 2012) and the order was continued by Mr Justice Tugendhat.  On 29 March 2012 he handed down a judgment explaining his reasons for granting and continuing the order ([2012] EWHC 850 (QB)). Continue reading

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