Madonna wins High Court case over 'invasion of privacy'

Madonna has won her case at the High Court

Madonna has won her case at the High Court

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Madonna has won a high court case over invasion of privacy, it has emerged.

The American-born singer will receive an undisclosed sum in damages after winning her case against Associated Newspapers.

The case relates to Madonna's twin daughters, Stella and Estere, whom she adopted from a Malawi orphanage in February.

The 58-year-old brought the case in January, following an article in the MailOnline which gave several personal details about the girls, including their name, age and their background as orphans.

The star's solicitor, Jenny Afia, said the article had called her "considerable personal distress."

Afia added that the allegations were published "at a time when, as the journalist ought to have appreciated, Madonna would be powerless to protect the girls from harm.

“Their actions could, in her view, have threatened the integrity and/or outcome of the adoption process which would have had potentially life-changing implications for the girls, as well as for Madonna and her family.”

Representatives of Madonna have said she will donate the damages to the Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery in Malawi.

The case comes just three months after the Daily Mail and Mail Online paid out damages and issued an apology to Melania Trump over an article about the US First Lady.

The Mail had falsely alleged that Trump had worked as an escort as part of a previous job.