FIA boss Max Mosley has won his legal case against News of the World
24 July 2008

Motorsport boss Max Mosley has won his legal action against the News of the World, which had claimed that he took part in a Nazi-style orgy with prostitutes.

Mosley, the son of 1930s Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley, had claimed invasion of privacy against the Sunday paper, and was demanding punitive exemplary damages. He admitted to a sadomasochistic sex session in a London flat, but denied any Nazi connotations.

High Court judge Mr Justice Eady ruled that the News of the World did breach Mosley’s privacy, and awarded him £60,000 in damages, believed to be a record figure for such a case. But he stopped short of granting him exemplary damages, which could have been a much more costly punishment for the tabloid paper.

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24 July 2008

Quite right so; this was a despicable violation of privacy. Pitty he did not win exemplary damages as well.

24 July 2008

Well done Mr Mosley. Now resign, you're a disgrace.

24 July 2008

[quote JeremyT]

Well done Mr Mosley. Now resign, you're a disgrace.

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He's a disgrace for having sex with consenting adults? and the invasion of privacy has been ruled in favour?

Well done for taking it to them and having to live through the sh!t being dealt all the while this has been going on.

24 July 2008

[quote JeremyT]Well done Mr Mosley.  Now resign, you're a disgrace.[/quote] Exactly right. A total immoral, arrogant waste of space. F1 needs sorting anyway and I suspect he'll be gone at the end of his term next year.

24 July 2008

[quote Jon Hardcastle]

He's a disgrace for having sex with consenting adults? and the invasion of privacy has been ruled in favour?

Well done for taking it to them and having to live through the sh!t being dealt all the while this has been going on.

[/quote]

Yes, he is a disgrace. Married for 48 years and messing around with prostitutes. A disgrace for that.

Also I can't see how he can carry on in his role. Already the King of Spain, Crown Prince of Monaco and the Barhain Royal family wanted nothing to do with him. Not sure who's going to want to be pictured shaking his hand now?

24 July 2008

"Let ye who is without sin cast forth the first stone " (or something like that.)

Mosely may be rich, powerful or whatever. The point is that the tabloid press could do this to any of us at any time. Destroying people's lives when they have done nothing legally wrong on the feeble justification of ' public interest' is simply wrong.

The Red Tops are not the guardians of the public interest; they are commerical organisations that aim to make a profit out of humiliating people. That is what sells newpapers.

I would welcome the the day if and when Rupert Murdoch receives a dose of his own formula for commerical success !

24 July 2008

Mike - there are no winners here. The NoTW is out of order and Mosley is too. A sordid little tale.

24 July 2008

[quote Mike Payne]

"Let ye who is without sin cast forth the first stone " (or something like that)


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Mike is right and now I must confess.

My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanise, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Some times he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrote, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it.

24 July 2008

Now that is funny.

24 July 2008

I deserve to be treated with respect and dignity though.

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