July 23, 2014 6:12:57 pm
‘Skyfall’ hitmaker Adele and her partner, Simon Konecki have won a privacy case over the paparazzi photos of her two-year-old son Angelo Adkins.
The Oscar-winning singer had brought the case against photo agency Corbis Images UK Limited over pictures of the child’s “milestone moments”.
The agency has now agreed to pay a five-figure sum in damages, legal costs. They have also agreed not to use Angelo’s photos, which were taken in June and November last year, again.
Adele’s solicitor, Jenny Afia, told the High Court in London that the singer was emphatic that her son was not and must never be public property, reported BBC
“It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family’s wishes,” said Afia.
“These images were taken during private, recreational time unconnected with professional or public engagements. They represent a clear infringement of our client’s right to privacy.”
Afia said Adele and Konecki did not want the family photos of their son to be used publicly by paparazzi and be filed away in libraries for future use.
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