British singer Cliff Richard has won £210,000 in damages after London’s High Court ruled that BBC had breached his privacy by televising a raid on his house, which the entertainer said damaged his reputation.
Richard was being investigated over allegations of historical child sex offences, but prosecutors said in 2016 he would not be charged due to lack of evidence.
After he was cleared of the charges, Richard, who maintained his innocence throughout the investigation, started legal action over the BBC’s reporting of the case.
Justice Anthony Mann said the BBC had infringed his privacy rights “without a legal justification.” “It did so in a serious and also in a somewhat sensationalist way,” he said in his judgment.
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