French Court Shuts Down Publication of Kate Middleton Topless Photos
Kate MiddletonFrench Court Shuts DownPublication of Topless Pics
9/18/2012 5:56 AM PT
A French court just put the kibosh on publication of the Kate Middleton topless pics, but the victory is kinda like plugging a dike which keeps springing leaks.
The court called the invasion of Kate and Prince William's privacy a "brutal display" and ordered Closer Magazine to immediately turn over all digital copies of the pics ... or else. The "or else" is a $13,100 daily fine.
Here's the problemo. The pics have also been published in Italy and Ireland and the ruling doesn't cover those magazines.
The palace also plans to file a criminal complaint. It appears the photog got the shots courtesy of a telephoto lens as they sunbathed on the balcony of a remote French chateau.