Entertainment
British singer Adele wins damages over photos of son
Publish Date: Jul 25, 2014
British singer Adele wins damages over photos of son
Adele and her partner Simon Konecki is emphatic that her two-year-old son is not, and must never be, public property. PHOTO/AFP
  • mail
  • img
newvision

London - British singer Adele has accepted a five-figure sum in damages on behalf of her two-year-old son from a paparazzi agency that took photos of his "milestone moments", her lawyers said on Wednesday.

Adele, 26, and her partner Simon Konecki had brought legal action against Corbis Images UK, arguing that it had no right to intrude upon everyday family occasions such as their son Angelo Adkins' first trip to play group.

In a statement read out at the High Court, their lawyer Jenny Afia said that Adele "accepts and even embraces her public profile" and acknowledges how the public and press helped make her an international star.

"But she is emphatic that her two-year-old son Angelo is not, and must never be, 'public property'," said Afia.

"It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to play group, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family's wishes."

Corbis, which operates as Splash News and Picture Agency, has offered to pay a "five-figure" sum in damages and legal costs to Angelo and agreed not to use the pictures again, said law firm Schillings, which represented Adele.

The money will be held in trust for the little boy to fund any further legal action "where necessary", the lawyers said.
Adele shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album "19", which won a Grammy award.

Her follow-up album "21" won six Grammys in 2012 and the following year she won an Oscar for the James Bond movie theme tune "Skyfall".

The Londoner guards her son's privacy so closely that for months after his birth she would not even disclose his name in public.

AFP

Related Stories

 A voice gone silent

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Michael Jackson
The concert promoter AEG was in no way responsible for Michael Jackson's death, a California court ruled...
US poet, singer Rod McKuen dead at 81
US poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen, a multiple Academy Award nominee, has died at the age of 81, US media reported....
Florence Rukundo’s busy schedule and her love for gospel music
Florence Rukundo, one of Uganda’s favorite gospel artistes, founder of ROHO charity organization and a news Anchor at UBC TV, has added another Album called Wamaanyi Mukama...
Kardashian hires diet specialist to help her lose weight
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star may have just poured her curves into the latest Balmain items for a shoot with husband Kanye West, but she still feels that she needs help to keep her weight down....
Afrigo Band marks 40 years
Many Ugandan artists start singing groups but breakup along the way. What has kept Afrigo band together for 40 years? What is the magic?...
My wife trusts me
I am a father. I would never defile another man’s daughter. I request the public to remain supportive...
Will a ban on Waragi sold in sachets reduce consumption of Alcohol?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter