Wikipedia are said to be embarrassed over the exposures and are reportedly ‘scrambling’ to remove the postings made by users. It has since pledged to lock the profile pages to prevent such occurrences.
Even though the site is based in the USA, a UK privacy injunction as an order of a UK court can be enforced in any US court under judgment recognition protocols between the US and UK, so if the postings continue, Wiki is likely to end up in hot water with the UK legal system which would involve criminal proceedings.
Although the postings have been removed, their details are still appearing on the site’s history pages. Wikipedia, has over 400 million readers.
The privacy orders include:-
- THE FOOTBALLER: a UK married footballer who had a sexual escapade lasting over 6 months with Big Brother‘s Imogen Thomas.
- THE ACTOR: a famous actor who had a raunchy affair with Helen Wood, the same prostitute that the celebrity sportsman, Wayne Rooney enjoyed recently;
- TV STAR I: a married celebrity who has been shown in photos in intimate situations with a woman;
- TV STAR II: a celebrity who is preventing his ex-wife from saying that she slept with him after he remarried.
- Imogen Thomas weeps as she admits she couldn’t afford a super-injunction, adding: “I’ve been thrown to the lions” (mirror.co.uk)
- Imogen Thomas in tears on This Morning but wants footballer lover’s identity to remain secret (mirror.co.uk)
- Imogen Thomas, Super Injunctions, and Someone Masquerading as Ian Rush (luckyladder.com)
- Injunctions: Relief for whom? (researchingreform.wordpress.com)
- BBC presenter reveals gagging order (bbc.co.uk)
- BBC’s Marr Admits Taking Out Super-Injunction (news.sky.com)
- Gagging orders to protect the private lives of the rich and famous. (politics.ie)
- Footballer wins gagging order over affair claim (telegraph.co.uk)
- Pressure mounts on Sir Fred Goodwin to “come clean” over injunction (mirror.co.uk)
- Louise Bagshawe: Rich men using injunctions to ‘gag’ women (telegraph.co.uk)
- Fred the Shred: a super-injunction (ftalphaville.ft.com)
- Sir Fred Goodwin, former RBS chief, obtains super-injunction (telegraph.co.uk)
- MP lifts veil on Fred Goodwin super-injunction (independent.co.uk)
- Super-Injunctions Let U.K. Celebrities Keep Sex From Papers (businessweek.com)