The Sun newspaper has refused to name a top football manager it said it caught leaving a brothel. Privacy law experts say that the case underlines the strictness with which courts interpret the right to privacy of famous people.
The Sun said that it confronted a Premier League football manager outside a Thai-style massage parlour and asked him if he knew that the premises operated as a brothel. He is said to have smiled and said ‘yes’. The manager is married with children, The Sun said.
While a very public figure engaged in such activity might have been expected to be named in the past, privacy law experts have said that following the rulings in the Max Moseley (sic) case such naming is becoming increasingly rare.
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