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Those Celebrity Super Injunctions

Everyone seems to be going super injunction mad, recently. A world famous actor, a TV star and a premiership footballer have all been back to the court in the last few days to successfully ‘gag’ the media via injunctions, which are ‘super’ or otherwise, which prevent them telling the world about the sexual affairs of the celebs.

I can’t see why they bother really, it’s like a red rag to a bull isn’t it? As soon as someone doesn’t want you to know anything then everyone just has to know exactly what it is your hiding. I think they call it the Streisand Effect. So, once again, the internet immediately becomes awash with rumours and speculation … it’s open season on finding out who is the actor, who is the footballer or who is the TV star, who has been shagging someone that he shouldn’t have.

Everyone is now desperately searching for Helen Wood actor injunction, Imogen Thomas footballer injunction, well known entertainment man has affair with co-worker, and random initials like NEJ, ETK, and X. Things are getting so frenzied that even David Cameron has had something to say on the subject. Mind you, I’d much rather he’d concentrate on more important matters … like giving us that EU Referendum that he promised. The lying bastard.

So where does that leaves us for now then? Well, I’ve already covered the world famous actor injunction here and I believe that’s not a ‘super’, just a temporary gagging order until the case is heard in full. Then there’s the premiership footballer who had an affair with Imogen Thomas, that’s also a temporary gagging order and not a ‘super’ … can’t help you much there except to say she is Welsh and he has played a huge amount of games for a top premier league football club, he doesn’t play for his country anymore though and I should think his aging legs aren’t quite as express as they used to be.

That leaves us with the ‘household name’ TV Star who had a 6 month affair with a co-worker. Now he’s managed to get a very special gagging order indeed. One which is normally only reserved for child killers and such like. It’s called ‘contra mundum’ injunction and it’s permanent. So, in theory, we’re never going to get to the bottom of who the famous TV star is, which actress he shagged and what the name of his actress wife is.

Or are we?

famous footballer premier league imogen thomas injunction[Hat tip to @alexedouard for the redaction image]

 

+++ UPDATE 9th May +++

All the latest news on the six celebrity super injunctions, and a fun injunction related quiz, can be found HERE

+++ UPDATE 15th May +++

A full list of famous and celebrity super injunctions … Click HERE


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52 comments

  1. Are newspapers obliged to warn the people in question before they print? If they went with the story and published without prior warning there wouldn’t be time to get an injunction.

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    • Yeah … whatever happened to ‘print and be damned’, eh.

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      • It’s not a legal obligation but it is part of our code of professional practice as journalists. We have a duty to be fair and accurate in our reporting. We try to be fair by informing people of allegations before we publish. This gives them the chance to explain things or add relevant information, ie to give their side of the story.
        The trouble is, by doing the decent thing, we put the whole story in jeopardy because the subject of the story can apply for an injunction. This is often done ‘ex-parte’ which means that the newspaper is not represented in court when the injunction is applied for. This denies us the right to put our case to the judge who hears only the applicant’s version of events.

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        • You nearly convinced me there Nicholas, not. It’s a pity your code of professional practise also includes tapping phones, hacking voicemail and paying off the Old Bill.

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        • What business is it of anyones as to who has sex with who? the newspapers are only acting all moral because they know they sell a lot of papers and these injunctions will hit them finacially, what someone deos sexually with someone else is no ones business and no justification in sticking out big sticky beaks into other peoples bedrooms, and before anyone says what about the poor wife she should know, yes she should but not from us nosey fuckers

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      • That was before no win no fee…

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    • Not after the ECJ ruling today…. Tough nuts Mosley

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  2. You’re conflating two separate stories. The TV star with the ‘contra mundum’ is not the TV star having it off with his co-star. And the ‘Scottish’ steer in the World Famous Actor story was well wide of the mark ……

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  3. Well I’m glad I’m above all this celebrity tittle-tattle. After reading through both of Max’s articles about 30 times I’m still none the fucking wiser so plan to just read the News of the Screws, the People, the Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Sport and anything else I can find on Sunday and hope for the best. I’m one of these people that likes to have things spelled out for me. If anyone gets a copy of the injunction, perhaps they could scan it and email it to me. Just a thought….

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    • Guessing is all part of the fun Wiggy, so I’m told … although you’re absolutely right, it’ll all be in the Sunday papers before long.

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  4. It’s a stitch-up.

    The Judges and the lawyers between them have set this up to make more filthy lucre :-)

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    • Ain’t that the truth!
      Money, money, money … that’s what it’s really all about as far as what passes for the judicial system, is concerned.

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  5. My favourite tv programmes are Shameless, Father Ted and Downton Abbey. Just wanted to share that for some reason….

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    • What a coincidence … some of my favourites too. Especially of late ;-)

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      • ….and my favourite football club is Manchester United. I also support Wales. And I love playing on the wing.

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      • Funny Old world, a man on the wing and a famous Motorcycle!

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  6. yup, I’ve heard of Giggsy and liked Imogen in BB. I’ve seen bits of that star wars movie and am looking for more pics of Helen Wood. Am still working on the daytime TV presenter tho’. Will be looking into Fern and Phil..but surely not? Any help? anyone? Please?

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  7. Steve 'Mustang'

    I can just picture our Red Devil pumping away and repeating the line ‘Giggity giggity’ as long as he had ‘wood’… OOPs, that’d be Wayne’s ‘trick’, Wood, not Von Ryans!… and I can only wonder if Ewan used The Force with his lickle lightsabre, or he got a li’l help from some Yoda Soda?! Mind you, methinx most of the actal Judges lives would make better reading (S&M, etc)…. allegedly!!

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  8. Surely the tv/radio presenter who obtained the contra mundum was indicted by the papers in sufficient detail ? Young family; affair with co presenter who was moved from that programme ( announced in December); programme concerned with ‘family’ interests…..

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  9. A lady that I know works for Boots The Chemist. The girls were chatting about this in the staff room when a Manager interrupted to tell them that it was illegal for them to be discussing it in face of these super-injunctions. My friend says that she will gossip about whoever she pleases, bless; but if that’s what management are telling their workforce where will it end? Have I become a Thought Crim for reading this post?

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    • Her boss is a twit. When people like that speak, you realise that some village is missing an idiot.

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  10. Littlemissinnocent

    I can’t think who the tv presenter is…any clues?

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    • Could it be someone who is in ‘low gear’?

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  11. In the current Private Eye an article refers to The Sun’s rogues gallery highlighting one as “THE BIG TV EARNER. Outspoken celeb who is paid large sums and enjoys an extremely high profile was granted an order stopping his ex-wife from writing about their relationship” Who on earth could they mean? Perhaps one of the paper’s highly remunerated columnists might like to have a go at guessing his identity?

    My guess would be Ian Wright…

    Would I be wrong or wright to guess that?

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  12. Piers Morgan perhaps?

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  13. Rod Liddle in this week-end’s Sunday Times named Ryan Giggs, Hugh Bonneville and David Threlfall as the three people he would invite for a meal…..

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  14. Curious…another very tedious and pointless article which for some reason won’t allow readers comments for “legal reasons”….

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1384757/Your-Secret-Life-So-mention-wife-Hugh—fact-drives-Volvo.html

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  15. Rumor here in LA is that Jamie Bamber used a superinjunction to block stories appearing in the media about a reported affair with an underage teen in California. The stories appear and then suddenly vanished. Bamber’s use of a British superinjunction is a bit rich since he is also an American, where such injunctions are unconstitutional.

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  16. Nah not sqeaky clean giggsy!!! not with friends like rooney and rio

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  17. What a sad lot you all are. This will be be my one and only visit to Twitter. People who spend their time swanning around this site have obviously nothing better to do with their time. Who the hell is interested in anything that self-indulgent ‘celebrities’ do? I’m not interested in any famous people: I’m far too busy getting one with life. If you’re obsessed with such people you obviously feel inferior to them and their activities, Are they interested in you? No! Have they even heard of you? No!

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  18. raymond buckley

    I have it on good authority that Ronnie Ccrbett and Margaret Beckett ————- allegedly.

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  19. There’s even a song about it : http://chascmusic.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/superinjunction/

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