Reputation and privacy is a very complex field and so it is essential to understand the different meanings, and the differences, between the key terms involved. Defamation While there is no statutory definition of defamation, it is widely defined as the publication of an untrue statement, which refers to a person, to a third party which... Read More
Over the last months, the world has been enraptured by one of the most revelatory and intimate reputation battles of the past decade, as Johnny Depp failed in his libel case against the Sun newspaper. With countless deeply personal details emanating from the widely-covered trial, the media coverage on both sides of the Atlantic was immense.... Read More
Speaking to LBC’s Jim Diamond on Monday, Alex McCready, Head of Reputation & Privacy at Vardags, discussed the verdict in Johnny Depp’s case against the Sun newspaper. Labelling the decision a “damning indictment against Mr Depp”, Alex went on to explain the resulting effect on his reputation, his potential for... Read More
The break-down of a relationship is seldom easy. It is an extremely distressing time and emotions run high. In some cases, ex’s can engage in unacceptable behaviour, whether this be through harassment, hacking or false allegations of misconduct. In such a scenario, it is essential that you are able to respond appropriately. What... Read More
While Dan Brown’s novels are brimming with dramatic twists and subterfuge, the author’s personal life has always seemed more mundane. Now, it seems, life may be more closely imitating art. On Monday 29 June, Blythe Brown, the ex-wife of The Da Vinci Code author, filed a lawsuit at Rockingham superior court in New Hampshire,... Read More
With ever increasing parts of our lives being recorded, whether through photographs, videos or social media posts, many high profile figures have had to face up to moments they wish had been forgotten. Whatever your views on whether individual’s past actions should be judged by today’s standards, we have to recognise that our... Read More
On Thursday, with the start of the Premier League only a few weeks away, news broke that the Manchester United captain, and England defender, Harry Maguire had been arrested in Mykonos. On Friday, Greek police released a statement stating that officers had intervened to break up an altercation between two groups outside of a bar, which led... Read More
Johnny’s Depp sensational libel case began in the High Court yesterday, with the Hollywood star suing News Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Sun, over an April 2018 article that referred to him as a “wife beater.” This allegation relates to his tempestuous marriage with fellow actor Amber Heard, which lasted from 2015 to... Read More
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