Singer Harry Styles has won permanent High Court orders against four members of the paparazzi in his legal battle to end the “crazy pursuit” of him.
His barrister told a judge in London today that four individuals had so far been identified since harassment proceedings were launched last year.
David Sherborne said he was “happy to inform” Mr Justice Dingemans that the four defendants consented to permanent injunctions - while efforts were continuing to identify other photographers.
In December, One Direction star Styles, now 20, went to court as a last resort after trying to persuade a number of photographers to stop their behaviour voluntarily.
At that stage he was granted an injunction against unnamed individuals - “Paparazzi AAA and others” - preventing them from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance, loitering or waiting within 50 metres of his place of residence to monitor his movements or take photos of him in such circumstances.
Mr Sherborne said Styles, who was not in court for today’s hearing, was very keen to emphasise that he was not seeking a “privacy injunction”, nor was he trying to prevent fans from approaching him in the street and taking photographs as he was “happy with that”.
The High Court has heard the action relates to “the method or tactics which have been used by a certain type of photographer”.
#au where louis is in this parody folk band #like a group of comedians who make fun of real indie folk singers #by writing love songs using farming metaphors or bringing kittens on stage to miao in the middle of songs #and lots of fake beards #and harry’s band is one that they regularly parody (not because he’s obsessed with harry god niall shut up) #and then they actually meet one day after one of louis’ shows #and louis thinks he’s going to get punched #but it turns out harry LOVES them #and is SO NICE and down to earth #even if he’s this weird scarf-wearing hippie and louis can’t tell if he’s actually for real most of the time #and then harry suggests collaborating with them for a skit or music video #and maybe they find they have a lot of chemistry #professional and otherwise #while writing songs featuring instruments constructed with common household items and using only adjectives beginning with b and d (x)
it’s monday and there are a lot of little dumb things i could complain about, like waking up at 6 am and having to walk to the train station in the rain in a few minutes, but you know what? i’m in a pretty good mood this morning, so why dwell on the negative. i hope you all have a beautiful day!!! <3