Former FIA President Max Mosley has lost his case in the European Court of Human Rights where he had applied for a change in the UK’s current media laws, forcing them to warn any individuals whose private lives could be unveiled prior to publication.
The case stems from the News of the World tabloid publishing photos of the then head of world motorsport engaging in what it alleged was a sadomasochistic Nazi-themed orgy with five prostitutes.
While Mosley was not in a position to dispute the event itself, he rejected the claims that the orgy was Nazi-themed and successfully sued the newspaper for defamation damages and invading his privacy.
Mosley had then lodged an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights, which has ruled against the former barrister today.
“The court is of the view that Article 8 [of the current legislation] does not require a legally binding pre-notification requirement. Accordingly, the court concludes that there has been no violation of Article 8 of the convention by the absence of such a requirement in domestic law,” a court statement read in its ruling.
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