News of the World puts video of FIA president back online
9 April 2008

FIA president Max Mosley has lost his court battle to prevent the News of the World showing a video of him with five prostitutes. The paper published details of the encounter last month and posted a 90-second extract of the video on its website, www.notw.co.uk, but removed it on 31 March pending the results of today’s hearing.

High court judge Mr Justice Eady admitted that the video was “intrusive and demeaning” and further publication was not in the public interest, but said that granting the injunction would be “a futile gesture”. The footage is thought to have been viewed almost 1.5 million times in the two days it was originally online.

Mosley, son of the wartime British Fascist leader, Oswald Mosley, does not dispute his involvement in the events portrayed in the video, but alleges a breach of privacy and denies that there were any Nazi connotations in his behaviour.

Mosley has resisted pressure to resign in the wake of the allegations, despite losing the support of several key regional authorities, including the AAA in the United States and ADAC in Germany. Members of the FIA Senate are scheduled to meet on 3 June to vote on his future as the organisation’s president.

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10 April 2008

Ron Dennis, must have a framed print of the news of the world article. I bet he spends every non race day laughing quietly to himself.

10 April 2008

The important issue here is not so much the immorality it is that Max has put himself in a position where he could be either blackmailed or at least have his actions severely compromised. If the News of the World have just discovered this then is it possible that Ferrari knew last year. How about Fine Mclaren Max or we will tell all?

People with Max's power shouldn't put themselves in such a position. That is his crime. By the way Max if you really want some decent torture my Missus would be happy to oblige.

One last poit. £2500 for 5 girls is very cheap for Chelsea. Had he paid for proper professionals they might not have grassed him up.

11 April 2008

As a friend of mine said when it broke - 'the next time Martin Brundle bumps into Max on the grid may well be the single greatest television moment ever'

11 April 2008

Yes the Martin Brundle interview with the womanising partying Eddy Irvine on the grid was highly memorable - talk about catty! Think Eddy was the last driver with any credentials to have a remotely interesting (ie. un-PC) personal life and probably the single most interesting event in F1 for years... until the Mosely knees-up anyway!

You respect marriage but when your single, rich and fast why should your life be ironed and starched until all minute ruffles are removed? F1 really needs to get a life.

I don't understand the Judges view. The films wrong but Hey, in the internet age what can we do, let the wrong-doing continue! Maybe 'realistic' but that's hardly the point of law he was asked to rule on is it?

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