FIA President Max Mosley is delighted with the outcome of his court case against News of the World. The Briton hopes that the outcome will help change the behaviour of newspapers in the future. In a statement issued by Mosley's lawyers, the FIA President said:
"This judgment has nailed the Nazi lie upon which the News of the World sought to justify their disgraceful intrusion into my private life.
"By law we are all entitled to have our privacy respected. The News of the World invaded my privacy, dreamt-up the most offensive headline possible, and decided that I should not be contacted before publication to prevent me asking the Court for the injunction I would have been entitled to. They and their lawyers have then conducted this case so as to cause maximum embarrassment in the hope that I would be discouraged from continuing.
"I needed a strong judgment to make it absolutely clear that what the News of the World did was wrong. Obtaining that in the full glare of the media has been extremely difficult but I am delighted that we have achieved what we set out to do.
"I hope my case will help deter newspapers in the UK from pursuing this type of invasive and salacious journalism. I have learnt first hand how devastating an invasion of privacy can be and how readily papers like the News of the World will destroy lives in the knowledge that few of their victims will dare sue them. I want to encourage a change in that practice.
As I promised at the outset, the damages will go to the FIA Foundation to further their work for road safety and the environment.
"Finally, I would like to thank all those who have supported me during this difficult period."Related news article:
Mosley wins court case against News of the World