Ryan Giggs Named in Superinjunction Sex Case
Ryan Giggs Named in Twitter Lawsuit by MP John Hemming
Lib Dem MP John Hemming named Ryan Giggs as the soccer player involved in a pending lawsuit against Twitter and its users, lifting the lid on a superinjuction secret that the entire planet already knew.
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The lawsuit filed by Ryan Giggs hinges on a tweet sent by @injunctionsuper, which said that the Man U star had an affair with model and reality-TV star Imogen Thomas. Due to the superinjunction, media outlets were unable to reveal the name of the footballer who was suing Twitter, despite the fact that it was immediately obvious who it was.
John Hemming, who thinks that superinjuctions have no place in British law, invoked parliamentary privilege to name Ryan Giggs in the case, highlighting how impracticable it is to both sue 75,000 Twitter users, and pretend that a scandal story does not exist.
In describing the enforcement of superinjunctions "unsustainable", Prime Minister David Cameron promised a review of British privacy laws. This will be a daunting task, since, aside from celebrities or powerful executives with access to superinjunctions, the British are among the most surveilled people in the world.