(ANI): Late Brit celebrity Jade Goody"s family has settled a High
Court action over photographs taken at the Big Brother star"s
Goody"s mother Jackiey Budden, grandparents John and Sylvia
Caddock, aunt and uncle Angela and Trevor Cox, and cousins Lee and
Danny Andrews made claims of invasion of privacy and a breach of
confidence, the BBC reports. Mirror Group Newspapers and picture
agency NewsPics agreed to pay 35,000 pounds in damages, as well as
legal costs, at the hearing on October 22.
In a consent order approved by the High Court, MGN Limited and
Newspics Limited gave undertakings to the family that they would
not publish, republish, syndicate, use or disseminate any of the
photographs of the private burial, or any similar photographs in
the future. MGN Limited has also written to the family, accepting
that they had a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of
such photographs and apologising for the distress caused.
Goody"s funeral had been a highly public affair, with thousands
of people turning out to see the procession, which travelled
through London before reaching Buckhurst Hill in Essex. The
ceremony was relayed to members of the public on huge screens and
speakers outside St John"s Church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
The picture published in the Sunday tabloid, however, showed a
group of mourners at Goody"s burial, which was a private event.