Freshly divorced Madonna didn't take kindly to the Mail on Sunday's decision to remind her of her wedding day by publishing a batch of previously unseen pictures taken by a sneaky insider.
The paper bought the pictures for £5,000 but is being sued by Madonna for £5m - a bit of an uplift and judging by the latest newspaper circulation figures not that great a retun on investment.
Faced with Mr Justice Eady in the High Court, the paper decided not to try to persuade him to reverse the trend of his recent judgments in relation to privacy and admitted both invasion of privacy and breach of copyright. So onlookers have been deprived of a re-run of the Douglas v Hello case!
How much the paper will have to pay as compensation and punishment for its misdemeanour will be made known in the new year.
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