Jul.24 (GMM) Max Mosley on Thursday won his privacy case against the British tabloid News of the World, London High Court judge David Eady ruled.
"I decided that the claimant had a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to sexual activities (albeit unconventional) carried on between consenting adults on private property," he said.Justice Eady also said there was "no evidence" to support the newspaper's claim that there was a Nazi element to his party with five prostitutes."I see no genuine basis at all for the suggestion that the participants mocked the victims of the Holocaust," he added, explaining there was "no public interest" for the News of the World's expose.Mosley was awarded 60,000 British pounds ($120,000) in damages, compensating Mosley's "injury to feelings, the embarrassment and distress caused", Eady said.He did not award punitive damages.A statement issued by Mosley's lawyers said the 68-year-old is "delighted" by the ruling."I needed a strong judgment to make it absolutely clear that what the News of the World did was wrong. Obtaining that in the full glare of the media has been extremely difficult but I am delighted that we have achieved what we set out to do," the FIA president added, reinforcing his promise to donate the money to the FIA Foundation.