Pictures of Harry Styles, who came to fame in the boy band One Direction created in the X factor TV show, can be regularly found in gossip magazines and websites.
They are interested in his hair, his clothes, and who he is and isn’t dating. However, Styles has applied for an injunction to the Courts to restrict the paparazzi.
Style’s solicitor has explained: “This is not a privacy order; Mr Styles is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos. He remains happy to do that, as he always has. Rather, it is the method or tactics which have been used by a certain type of photographer.”
The injunction issued by Mrs Justice Nicola Davies has extended it until 13 January when a further hearing will determine the next stages. The injunction is one of the first of its kind.
The injunction issued is to prevent the organisation cited as “Paparazzi AAA” and other photographers pursuing Styles. The methods prevented are by car or motorcycle, placing Styles under surveillance loitering or waiting within 50 metres of his home to monitor his whereabouts or taking photos.
The balance of promoting yourself as a celebrity via social media and then avoid the paparazzi will be set to continue when the High Court hears further evidence in the new year. The popularity of Styles currently will ensure this story remains front page for the entertainment industry, solicitors and the fans.
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