Mosley goes too far
For some litigants, the award of £60,000 and a declaration that a liking for sado-masochistic orgies with prostitutes is broadly nobody else’s business would have been a satisfactory outcome. But not all litigants are 68-year-old Formula One bosses with a burning sense of injustice and a desire to foist a privacy law on Britain.
Max Mosley who this summer won damages at the High Court in London from the News of the World after the newspaper claimed that a sex party attended by him involved Nazi role-playing, will today take a case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to force a change in British law which would require editors to contact the subjects of any revelations before publishing allegations about their private lives. …
I’m not keen on that – although I acknowledge I might support it if I was in his jackboots.