French judge to probe topless Kate pics

2012-09-29 20:03
Paris - A French judge will lead a probe into how topless photos were obtained of Prince William's wife Catherine and will seek to identify the photographer, sources close to the inquiry said on Friday.

French prosecutors last week ordered a preliminary investigation into whether Closer magazine, which published the images on September 14, and the photographer had committed a criminal act.

That has now become a fully-fledged investigation, the sources said.

An injunction granted by a court in Nanterre in the Paris suburbs had ordered the magazine to hand over all forms of the pictures to the British royal couple within 24 hours or face a €10 000 fine for every day's delay.

The injunction also bans the glossy magazine from re-using them in print or on its website and re-selling them on pain of further €10 000 fines for each infraction.


  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-09-29 20:44

    What's so special about Kate's tits ??

  • Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-29 21:06

    France boasts about there freedom of speech and freedom of expression,why is there a problem with this poor excuse of a women showing of her breasts???

      delish7564 - 2012-09-29 22:59

      It's called invasion of privacy and there is a law governing it in France which this photographer seems to have ignored.

      Adil Smit - 2012-09-30 10:45

      Delish, she's a big girl - why walk around topless outside if you don't want people to see you when you know photographers have zoom lenses that can reach anywhere? If you go to Nice there are plenty topless sunbathers. When in France....

      delish7564 - 2012-09-30 15:01

      @adil. In France it is against the law to obtain such photos using telephoto lenses from far away, so she should have been "safe". Anyway, she wasn't in Nice or in a public place, so her privacy should have been assured.

  • des.cider - 2012-09-29 21:48

    Which part of the pictures is he going to probe???

      morgaenart.farto - 2012-09-30 09:29

      he said that he will be looking deep into this...

  • Adil Smit - 2012-09-29 22:58

    Will the US also appoint a judge to investigate the display of crown jewels in Las Vegas :-)

  • acsteyn - 2012-09-30 11:38

    It is crxp like that inspired "Much to do about nothing"!

  • george.pito - 2012-09-30 13:59

    Katie Cool Lady. Forget it the truth is she went topless. Why the big deal dont they want a royal topless. Bet the judge is going to ask for more evidence.

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