Monday, May 16, 2011

Footballer seeks to see emails


Following the Imogen Thomas blackmail revelations (there are always two sides to a story and in this tale one is anon and the other is gagged so who can we believe?) the Financial Times (subscription only) noted the following:

"Hugh Tomlinson QC, acting for the footballer who allegedly had an affair with Imogen Thomas, told the High Court that his disclosure application followed comments made by Sun columnist Kelvin MacKenzie on the BBC’s Today programme.

The former Sun editor told the programme he was flooded by e-mails from readers asking who had secured injunctions against the newspaper. “Sometimes I give [the names], sometimes I don’t,” Mr MacKenzie added."

Now we understand a footballer is asking to see all the emails and texts of a media outlet where his name appears.

Looks like the footballers are taking over ...

4 comments:

  1. FOR GODS SAKE. I JUST FEEL LIKE TELLING THE LOT OF THEM TO 'JOG ON' IF THEY DIDNT DO WRONG, THEN THERE IS NOTHING TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST?

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  2. Surely if Mr Tomlinson believes that an offence has been committed, he should inform the authorities, who will investigate and bring charges if there is substance to his accusations? This could be a flashpoint as it would be an enormous capitulation for journalists to meekly hand over material, which may also indicate sources, in a manner completely contrary to the traditions of journalism over centuries (Guardian excepted). So this seems to me like a fee-chasing lawyer not acting in his client's best interest, which would be de-escalation of the matter.

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  3. Such an arrogant thing to do.

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