Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Madonna Wins Damages from The Daily Mail For Invasion Of Privacy



Madonna accepted damages Thursday from a British publisher that posted an article about her adopted twin daughters, a story the pop superstar's lawyer called a “serious invasion of privacy."

Madonna sued Associated Newspapers over a January story giving details of her adoption of 4-year-old twins Stella and Estere from Malawi. The story ran in Mail Online, a media company owned by Associated Newspapers.

Jenny Afia, Madonna's lawyer, told a judge in London that the article, which was published while the adoption was underway in January, could have “threatened the integrity and/or outcome of the adoption process which would have potentially life-changing implications for the girls.”

“The Mail Online published it at a time when, as the journalist ought to have appreciated, Madonna would be powerless to protect the girls from harm,” Afia said.

The article mentioned the girls’ ages, names and race. It also included the name of the Malawi orphanage the girls lived.

The publisher agreed to pay Madonna’s legal costs and undisclosed damages. Afia said Madonna would donate the damages to a pediatric hospital in Malawi.

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Madonna Wins Damages from The Daily Mail For Invasion Of Privacy | Celebrity Review said...

[…] Madonna accepted damages Thursday from a British publisher that posted an article about her adopted twin daughters, a story the pop superstar’s lawyer called a “serious invasion of privacy.” Madonna sued Associated Newspapers over a January story giving details of her adoption of 4-year-old twins Stella and Estere from Malawi. The story ran in Mail Online, a media company owned by Associated Newspapers. Jenny Afia, Madonna’s lawyer, told a judge in London that the article, which was published while the adoption was underway in January, could have “threatened the integrity and/or outcome of the adoption process which would have potentially life-changing implications for the girls.” “The Mail Online published it at a time when, as the journalist ought to have appreciated, Madonna would be powerless to protect the girls from harm,” Afia said. The article mentioned the girls’ ages, names and race. It also included the name of the Malawi orphanage the girls lived. The publisher agreed to pay Madonna’s legal costs and undisclosed damages. Afia said Madonna would donate the damages to a pediatric hospital in Malawi. The post Madonna Wins Damages from The Daily Mail For Invasion Of Privacy appeared first on CRAZY DAYS AND NIGHTS. Source: Madonna Wins Damages from The Daily Mail For Invasion Of Privacy […]

LaLaLa said...

Good for her!

Renshaw said...

I remember Madonna kept denying that she was adopting but I thought DM put out that story after the adoption. They can be intrusive and are undoubtedly the most prolific site for news stories and pure crap (Kartrashians) but I like them. Their typos and lack of editing drives everybody nuts.

just sayin\' said...

it's hard to get me to side with anything madonna does these days, but she was in the right here.

Len said...

Good. The daily mail is garbage.

OKay said...

I'm fascinated by it, though!