UK NEWS: TV STAR FIRST TO FACE JAIL OVER TWEETS AFTER PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALLER CLAIMS THEY BREACH INJUNCTION

Via The Daily Mail

A journalist on one of Britain’s most respected newspapers – who also appears on a widely-viewed BBC programme – could face a jail sentence after naming on Twitter a Premier League footballer who had taken out a privacy injunction.

In the first case of its kind, lawyers for the soccer star have persuaded a High Court judge to ask Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC to consider a criminal prosecution against the writer for breaching a privacy injunction. If Mr Grieve decides to issue contempt of court proceedings, the individual faces a prison sentence of up to two years.

The unprecedented legal action is the latest attempt by a public figure to try to curb the growing use of the internet – especially Twitter – to expose the adulterous affairs and misbehaviour of celebrities and footballers. Continue Reading…

This is getting more and more ridiculous as each day passes.

If the married footballer in question had kept the law out of this, then the revelation that he had a seven month affair with low rent Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas would have blown over by now.

But no not only does the fool want to sue this journalist he also wants to sue Twitter (click here to read all about it – HILARIOUS!) which has only resulted in thousands of people tweeting the footballer’s name and daring him to sue them. Hahaha.

I don’t know how far he thinks he’s going to get with all this legal action.  His lawyers Schillings who are advising him should be fired because they know he doesn’t stand a cat in hell’s chance of winning, but will happily continue to bleed him dry.

The only winners here will be the lawyers.

3 replies »

  1. If I were a journalist I’d consider it to be the highlight of my career to be sent to jail for merely telling the truth.

    I’m doing my own bit to help bring down and ridicule this crazy law by re-posting any links I find which name the characters involved.

    There is no democracy or freedom of speech in England.

  2. Next time dude close your damn legs! Next time Mr. Wilson*, go look up the Streisand effect.

    *Well that’s his birth surname…

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