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

1 04 2012

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)). Read the rest of this entry »





News: Leveson Inquiry, Week 15 – Kit Malthouse, regional press, chief constables and IPCC – Natalie Peck

1 04 2012

The Leveson Inquiry continued the examination of the relationship between the police and the press, with appearances from deputy London mayor Kit Malthouse (pictured), the regional press, a number of chief constables from regional forces and the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Read the rest of this entry »