Monday, June 6, 2011
ETK and his children
The outing of ETK has once more shown up the farce of trying to hide celebrity tittle tattle from the UK press.
It feeds on the stuff and if you hide it away in a cupboard, they will drill holes in the walls and take the hinges off the doors until they get what they want.
The judgment of the ETK injunction was to protect his two children. Anything that protects children has to be a good thing. Protection from unwarranted press attention, photographs, harassment, that sort of thing. ETK shagged and then gagged a co star to protect his children from being bullied at school. His wife found out, ETK allegedly removed his mistress from the TV programme they starred in and an injunction was taken out to halt the News of the World from reporting it.
He could afford to do this. Most of us couldn't. Does it seem right that a married man who has an affair (yawn) can cover it up because he can afford to do so and uses his children as the main reason?
If every affair where children were involved became party to an injunction, the Courts would collapse under the work load. The child excuse is very poor indeed.
Ryan Giggs, CTB, has children and interestingly did not use them as an excuse to stop his infidelities being reported. He was a man with a reputation and blue chip sponsors. They came first.
But the odd thing is apparently Kiss 'n' Tell stories don't sell well because most of us are bored by them. What does sell well are injunctions - when there is something to hide, we all want to know what is going on in the cupboard.
For an interesting analysis of the ETK injunction ...