Madonna accepts damages from The Daily Mail
Madonna has today accepted undisclosed substantial damages from UK newspaper The Daily Mail following their having printed private photos of her wedding to UK film director Guy Ritchie in the newspaper on October 19th, 2008.
Madonna, who was not at London’s High Court on Tuesday for the settlement had been seeking more than £5m in damages in her action against Associated Newspapers. It was annouced that the damages awarded will be paid to Madonna’s charity Raising Malawi.
Madonna’s solicitor, John Kelly, said she had gone to great lengths to ensure the wedding was kept private and had chosen not to sell pictures to the media. “It was far more important to the claimant that the privacy of the occasion was maintained,” he added.
Solicitor Niri Shan, acting for Associated Newspapers, offered its apologies to the singer and her family for invading her privacy and infringing her copyright.
Source: BBC News