Secret 'kiss and tell' celeb wins payout.
THE litigation involving a celebrity who fought to keep his name out of a tabloid "kiss-and-tell" story about his alleged extra-marital sexual encounters has come to an end with the payment of a confidential "specified sum".
In May, the Supreme Court ruled that The Sun on Sunday should be barred from revealing the identity of the man referred to only as PJS.
It said the information was private and there was no public interest in its disclosure.
Publishers News Group Newspapers (NGN) won the first round of the privacy dispute in January when a High Court judge refused to impose an injunction, but the case went to the highest court in the land after appeal judges said the ban should be lifted. London's High Court said that PJS and NGN had agreed a final order in the action for breach of confidence and misuse of private information.
The proceedings were "stayed" on the basis that NGN pay a "specified sum" in full and final settlement of PJS's claim for damages and costs.
NGN also agreed not to publish certain information and to remove and not republish existing articles.