Friends star Aniston wins privacy payout

Jennifer Aniston is to receive just over half a million dollars compensation for illicit snaps of her sunbathing topless in her own back yard.

The current action against Francois Navarre follows an earlier action against magazines that had also published the photos.

Navarre claimed that he wasn't the snapper on the ladder peering into her back yard but nevertheless agreed to settle the suit after admitting transmitting the photos to an agent in Italy.

Aniston had claimed damages for invasion of privacy, trespass and misappropriation of likeness and name.

With stars succeeding in punishing paparazzi - or 'stalkarazzi' as they were referred to in this case - in the U.S., we may eagerly await the High Court's damages ruling in Ewan McGregor's pending action against French picture agency Eliot Press.

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