TV star wins gagging order over phone sex story

Celebrity has won court battle to keep his identity secret.

A TV personality and his wife have won a High Court order preventing a woman with whom he had "telephone sex" from telling her story in a newspaper.

Justice Eady said the couple, who can only be identified as CDE and FGH, had always guarded their private lives closely, had never sought publicity and had teenage children whose interests they were concerned to safeguard.

"The application is intended to protect them all, so far as possible, against the inevitable intrusion a newspaper publication would make into their private and family lives," said the judge in a ruling made public yesterday.

The woman - LMN - was a single mother in receipt of disability benefit who had suffered from time to time with mental health problems, he added.

Full story at the Press Gazette.