Kate Middleton and Prince William Score Legal Victory in Topless Photos Scandal
It might be a case of too little, too late; but Kate Middleton reigned victorious today over the French magazine that published those now notorious topless photos.
A Paris court ordered Closer magazine to stop publishing the photos and to fork over all the digital files — or else face fines of $13,000 per day. Yikes!
“These snapshots,” the court stated, “which showed the intimacy of a couple, partially naked on the terrace of a private home, surrounded by a park several hundred metres from a public road, and being able to legitimately assume that they are protected from passers-by, are by nature particularly intrusive."
Still, it’s like closing the barn door, so to speak, because the photos have already been published in print in Italy and Ireland, and on countless websites.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also starting criminal proceedings to incriminate the photographer who took the salacious shots in the first place.