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Adele's baby son wins settlement in paparazzi privacy case


By John McCarthy | Media editor

July 24, 2014 | 3 min read

Musician Adele’s baby son, Angelo Adkins, has won a five-figure settlement from Corbis Images UK whose photographers snapped non-consensual shots of the child’s “milestone moments".

The ‘Someone Like You’ star’s lawyer, Jenny Afia, agreed that Adele is in the public eye but was unwilling to believe that made her son “public property” and that he has the right to privacy.

Fans impatiently await Adele's next album

Afia told Mr Justice Bean in London yesterday: "It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family's wishes.

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“Adele and Simon never encourage such photos. Quite the opposite.”

She added: “The parents’ view is that these images were of routine, everyday family occasions which the paparazzi has no right to intrude upon, profit from and file away in picture libraries for future reference and use.”

Corbis agreed to pay Adele’s legal fees cannot use the images again as part of the settlement - which will be held in a trust fund for the youngster.

This comes after actor George Clooney rejected an apology from the Mail Online for lying about his proposed marriage, earlier this month.

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