PRIVACY & HARRASSMENT
Harry Styles has won a court order that bans the paparazzi from pursuing the One Direction star in the street or stalking the singer outside of his home, an interesting move which has the potential to set new precedent with regards how the law can be used to control the paparazzi. The Styles’ injunction issued my Mrs Justice Nicola Davies bans unnamed photographers from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance or loitering within 50 metres of his home to monitor his movements. Efforts are being taken to identify all paparazzi involved in the harassment, with a request having been mad to the DVLA to identify the owners of vehicles and enquires made with the photo agencies that use the paparazzi’s photos. According to The Times, Style’s lawyer David Sherborne said: “This is not a privacy injunction. Mr Styles is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos. He remains happy to do that, as he always has. Rather, it is the method or tactics which have been used by a certain type of photographer”. Mr Sherborne has also acted for Cheryl Cole, Lily Allen, Sienna Miller, the late Amy Winehouse and David Walliams. The current injunction will stand until another court hearing on the matter on the 13th January 2014.