Sex Mosley Wins Privacy Case, British Grannies Learn About S&M, Evangelicals Still Embarrassments to Selves
posted by July 24 at 9:52 AMon
Max Mosley, Formula One racing chieftain and son of 1930s fascist Sir Oswald Mosley, just won his privacy case against News of the World, which had published details of a Nazi-flavored S&M party Mosley hosted.
Or, in News of the World’s original headline:
… they had no right to go into private premises and take pictures and film of adults engaged in activities which are no-one’s business but those of the people concerned.
News of the World editor Colin Myler argued:
Taking part in depraved and brutal S&M orgies on a regular basis does not, in our opinion, constitute the fit and proper behaviour to be expected of someone in his hugely influential position.
The judge disagreed:
… there was no public interest or other justification for the clandestine recording, for the publication of the resulting information and still photographs, or for the placing of the video extracts on the News of the World website - all of this on a massive scale.
A bunch of stupid British evangelicals denounced:
We condemn unconstructive relationships based upon the dominion of one person over another.
Mosley’s “Mistress Switch” appealed:
[It’s] like children playing cowboys and Indians, it’s adults having fun.
Now News of the World has to pay Mosley’s legal costs, plus 60,000 pounds. (Which, I assume, Mosley will spend on a massive orgy and send taunting photos to News of the World.)
But Mosley’s reputation remains fucked:
Paul Stoddart, the former boss of F1 team Minardi, said the sport was left “without credibility” while Max Mosley remained in charge. “Various heads of state that go to Grands Prix don’t want to be seen with him.”