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This should say "Max loses, gets 60,000 in damages".
It's cost him a lot more than 60 grand in lost of credibility, reputation, damage to marriage and so on.
The video is still out on the net and he's still somewhat of a laughing stock amongst the Brits (who indulge in this sort of thing a lot more than they would admit to, but like to keep things under cover anyway)
Moreover, The News of the World has made much more than 60 grand off this story in publicity and increased paper sales.
Now who's laughing all the way to the bank?
- 1 Reply to GeoffreyM
Sadly mgbrit I think you're right. Whatever apologies or rulings are made the reports cannot be "unpublished" and people will still remember them whatever the outcome. To help compensate the innocent party ( he did not do anything unlawful) The media should get a hefty fine- 5 million? to warn future publicity about prominent or ordinary people is properly researched and not heresay etc.
Seriously, paddock, while I hate the media, I don't really give a damn.
This won't stop the media from doing it again - in fact the fine is laughable - and it hasn't helped Max, his family, or F1 in the slightest.
Anyone seeing the clip will draw their own conclusions whatever a court says. The fact that any story about Max always describes him as "Mosley, the son of Britain's 1930 Fascist leader Oswald Mosley" is something he has to live with, whether a court says the orgy was just a sad bit of S&M or something more.
In my opinion it's now time for Max to rejoice in his victory and %$*! off.
- 1 Reply to probablygraham
I think the same, PG, but I strongly believe that people`s private lives, however unsavoury we may find them, are their own business particularly if those people have never courted publicity in their private life.
I don`t know if the cases in France & Italy are still going ahead? Haven`t heard anything about them lately.
Anyway, I don`t think this will make much difference to serious investigative journalism but it may make the "Kiss & Tell", sleazy tabloid types think twice before they publish something without making sure they have the facts right.
As to Max going, I agree. My point all along was he should not be forced out over a lie or over something which in no way has a bearing on how he does his job.
We may not like how he does that job but this was not the excuse to use to get rid of him.
- 2 Replies to paddockbend
It appears that Mosley won nothing more than £60k with his hollow victory. He certainly didn't win a victory as to what people will think of the whole saga, or of him. If anything, it has underlined his arrogance and his ignorance.
60.000 thats about 74.500 euro.
my god do you know how many tied up and beaten hours that buys in the benidorm dungeon.
and maxy, can i recomend the little blonde russian, i`m told she is very good and very non political.