How fucked up is the legal system in the country? Probably as fucked up as Justice Eadie is in his mind. This old twat seems to be involved in every celebrity injunction going. He is either a complete retard or a genius, because he is, almost single handedly going to get the judicial system so discredited that it becomes impossible to sustain or that the laws regarding injunctions will be completely re-written.
THe latest injunction even more preposterous than the Ryan Giggs Shagathon. Cheryl Cole’s injunction prevents anyone who has photographed her before from photographing her again, it also prevents someone from photographing her, if they know someone who has photographed her before. It would surprise me if they don’t extend it to include people that know that she has been photographed.
According to the Star.
CHERYL Cole has taken out a bizarre High Court injunction threatening anyone who takes her photo with jail.
Advisers for the Girls Aloud star, who has vanished from the public eye since being sacked from the US X Factor, ordered her legal team to secure the banning order.
The order granted by Justice Eady – the man responsible for many of the much-criticised superinjunctions – is so wide-ranging that a fan who has snapped her in the street and does so again runs the risk of prison.
The ‘crackpot’ order was pinned to lampposts outside her former home in Enfield, north London.
It states it has been issued against “XYZ and others”, explaining that means anyone who has photographed her “at her home and in the street during 2011”.
And in stern block capital letters, it threatens: “Any person who knows of this order and disobeys this order…may be held to be in contempt of court and may be imprisoned, fined or have their assets seized.”
Legal experts blasted the granting of the order, pointing out Cheryl has used the Press throughout her career to build her fame and fortune.
The order bans “the defendants” – anyone who has taken her picture this year – from following Cheryl “whether by car, van, motorcycle, or by any means howsoever”, or approaching within 100 metres of her home. Employees, bosses and even friends of the “defendants” are also restricted – meaning if you know someone who has taken Cheryl’s pic you could be prosecuted if you do the same.
The “defendants” are also banned from photographing Cheryl at her home or her family or friends’ homes.
Last night media lawyer Ambi Sitham said the wide-ranging ruling was “pretty much the first of its kind” and added it was “likely to come under much criticism”.
She said: “What it means is her loyal fans who may be camping out to see if she is OK after the US X Factor fiasco and may snap a quick photo may also be caught out by the terms of the order.
“This is a hugely significant injunction as it is likely many other celebrities will follow in applying for similar orders.
“It is likely to come under much criticism as the general public will find it very odd that a celebrity will be happily posing for a photo at an event, and indeed will want their photo taken, yet someone can go to jail for taking a paparazzi photo of them.”
The exact reasons for the order being granted on June 15 are shrouded in secrecy as Sir David Eady held the hearing in private and barred reporting of any of the evidence presented to him.
Among the controversial injunctions granted recently by Sir David, 68, was the one barring Ryan Giggs from being identified as Imogen Thomas’ lover.