As a follow-up to my coverage of the super-secret U.K. injunction prohibiting U.K .media from publishing any nude photos of Tiger Woods (if they exist) and seemingly prohibiting U.K. media from even divulging the contents of the injunction, it’s now been revealed how that injunction was leaked in the U.S. media. According to Times Online, it was Tiger Woods’s U.S. lawyers who disseminated the injunction to U.S. media. Tony Allen-Mills of The Sunday Times reports:
Lawyers acting for Tiger Woods have been accused of using a High Court injunction obtained in London in an attempt to stop possible nude photographs of him being published in America.
The injunction, granted by Mr Justice Eady, prevents British newspapers using any such pictures.
Mark Stephens, a British media lawyer, said yesterday that he had been contacted by several US media organisations which had received copies of the injunction from Lavely & Singer, Woods’s Los Angeles law firm.
Woods’s California lawyers had no immediate comment yesterday, but Lavely & Singer is renowned in Hollywood for its aggressive defence of celebrities’ privacy. It was once described as “the pitbulls of LA law” by Los Angeles magazine.
Read more on Times Online.