Adele's Son Angelo Wins Damages Over Pap Snaps
The singer and her partner Simon Konecki filed the case against Corbis Images UK after they published pics of the tot...
The High Court has awarded Adele's one-year old son Angelo a large sum in damages over paparazzi photos.
The Someone Like You singer and her partner Simon Konkeci brought the case against Corbis Images UK after they release photos of their baby boy's milestones.It is thought the infant has been awarded a five-figure sum, which will be held on trust for his benefit.
Solicitor Jenny Afia told Mr Justice Bean: "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.
"Adele and Simon never encourage such photos. Quite the opposite. 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."Afia added: "Adele and Simon are pleased this matter has been resolved. They continue to do all they can to protect Angelo's rights in relation to the paparazzi, including taking legal action where necessary.
"They will be holding the damages on trust on behalf of the claimant for this purpose. They will also continue efforts to improve the laws relating to paparazzi and children generally, building on the successful campaign Adele helped fund in California resulting in far stricter harassment laws."
The couple's solicitor added that Corbis Images has agreed not to use the photos again, and will also fork out for Angelo's legal costs.