Miller Wins Naked Photos Case Against Snapper
LATEST: British actress SIENNA MILLER is celebrating after winning a default judgement against a photographer who took nude shots of the star during filming for her movie HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE. Miller claimed the naked pictures shot by paparazzo Warren Richardson last year (07) had been taken without consent, and at a hearing at London's High Court on Thursday (17Jan08), Mr Justice Eady granted a permanent injunction against the photographer. Richardson had taken the "highly intrusive" photos on the closed set of Hippie Hippie Shake in Surrey, south east England, as Miller was disrobing to film a scene in a lake. The images were then sold by his employer, Xposure Photo Agency, to British tabloids The Sun and the News of the World, which published them in October (07). But Miller was awarded $75,000 (GBP37,500) in damages in an invasion of privacy lawsuit filed against the photo agency and the publications' parent company, News Group Newspapers, in December (07), after a judge ruled in her favour. In addition, they agreed not to reprint the photos and delete all existing copies. Richardson has also promised not to use the still images in the future, and any damages will be decided at a later date. He has also been ordered to pay costs. Miller was represented in court by her lawyer David Sherborne, as she is currently filming abroad.