Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Win Legal Battle With Photo Agency X17
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have scored a legal victory against a celebrity photo agency behind unauthorized photos of their son Archie. Their lawyer Michael Kump has announced that the agency, X17, has, “apologized and agreed to a permanent injunction and reimbursement of a portion of legal fees,” in regard to the matter.
The photos were taken when the family was living in Tyler Perry’s LA area home this summer. In a statement given to the Los Angeles Times (one of the remaining media agencies not being sued by the pair) they announced, “Over the summer, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took action against intrusive and illegal paparazzi photos taken of their family at a private residence. This is a successful outcome. All families have a right, protected by law, to feel safe and secure at home.”
On a related note, isn’t it interesting how they insist on referring to themselves as the “Duke and Duchess of Sussex?” What purpose does it serve them to be known by these archaic names that carry no meaning in America?
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Receive An Apology For Unauthorized Photos Of Baby Archie
This summer Harry and Meghan lodged their legal complaint, one of several they have on the books at this time, against “John Doe” who allegedly photographed their 14-month-old son and his maternal grandmother, Doria Ragland, in Perry’s backyard.
In the lawsuit, the couple went into specifics about how they believed that drones and photographers were stalking them by flying helicopters over Perry’s residence and cutting holes in their security fences. Actually no, that’s just the LA lifestyle, the one they signed up for after coming here in search of “privacy.”
A Photo Agency Has Come To Terms With Harry And Meghan Over Photos Taken Without Their Permission
The photo agency X17 issued a statement that reads in part, “We apologize to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son for the distress we have caused. We were wrong to offer these photographs and commit to not doing so again.”
The agency was said to have tried to sell the pics in the United States and Europe. Based on their statement, they have agreed to not distribute, sell, or publish any of the photos in question, according to The Times.
— SOS/CTS/HH (@SoapOperaSpy) October 12, 2020
At the same time, X17 must hand over, “all originals and all copies (physical and digital),” of the images to the couple plus delete them from any archives.
Be sure to catch up on everything happening with the royal family. Come back here often for royal spoilers, news, and updates.