The Daily Mail has successfully defended itself against Carina Trimingham’s claim that it breached her privacy.
The high court told Trimingham, the partner of MP Chris Huhne, that her “reasonable expectation of privacy has become limited”.
Trimingham, who came to the public’s attention following the couple’s initial affair and also worked for Huhne as a press officer, took action over 65 articles published over 15 months from June 2010 in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.
But publisher Associated Newspapers contested the action on the grounds of that there was an important public interest in the stories published, one of which labelled her a “comedy lesbian from central casting”.
Trimingham has also been denied the right to appeal and must pay Associated’s £660,000 legal costs. (Source: MediaGuardian)