UPDATE- The ruling is in! Victory goes to the royals!
Under the court order, Closer magazine must turn in all digital copies of the photos by noon Wednesday, must not print the photos further and will face a $12,000 fine each time it defies the ruling.
The royal family is going after the French publication that sneaked over to their poolside and snapped pics of Kate Middleton‘s royal rack.
A lawyer called this case a ‘grotesque invasion of privacy’ and picked up the case pro bono. They are trying to block the publication of these photos.
The royal fam is suing Closer magazine, the first one to publish these photos, for $6,500 in damages and an injunction to stop the magazine from publishing elsewhere, including the internet. They are asking that Closer be fined $13k a day for each the injunction isn’t respected and $131k if the photos are sold in France or abroad.
The court will make a decision today, if they are going to side with the royal family or the magazine. The photographer that snapped the pics, Valarie Suau, is now in hiding out of fear.
Lots of people are weighing in on this scandal. Sarah Ferguson, Dutchess of York, was once involved in her own topless, toe-sucking scandal. She released a statement saying, “I have total empathy and sympathy for her. I have been there and know what it’s like. Everyone is entitled to privacy. It is a devastating invasion of one’s personal inner space. It is deplorable, abhorrent and despicable.” And the royal fam is mad that she’s even speaking up about the situation, saying she’s only speaking out for attention!
Donald Trump says Kate is to blame. He tweeted, “Kate Middleton is great—but she shouldn’t be sunbathing in the nude—only herself to blame. Who wouldn’t take Kate’s picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!”
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