Jan 122010
 
 January 12, 2010  Breaches, Court, Non-U.S.

Associated Press in Paris provides more on a lawsuit first covered here:

The snapshot shows Roman Polanski standing at a window, his face narrowly visible between the curtains. The French paper that published the photograph said it was a legitimate depiction of the director’s life under house arrest in his Swiss Alpine chalet, but the Chinatown director’s lawyers claim that this and many others invaded his privacy and that of his family.

The filmmaker and his wife are suing four French publications, two newspapers and two magazines, for a total of about €150,000 (£89,660).

In a hearing today, lawyer Marion Grégoire said the suits were an attempt “to put an urgent stop” to a media spotlight that has intensified since a 1977 sex case against Polanski was revived. Several photographs depict his children, Elvis and Morgane – who, as minors, are especially protected by French media law.

Read more in the Guardian.

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