Adele wins five-figure sum for paparazzi photos of son

Singer sued picture agency over photos of one-year-old Angelo Adkins taken in a playground

Adele wins five-figure sum for paparazzi photos of son

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Adele has reportedly won a five-figure sum in a settlement from a British photo agency, on behalf of her son.

The singer accused Corbis Images UK, which trades as Splash News and Picture Agency, of illegally taking and posting pictures of one-year-old Angelo Adkins. The images were taken during early family outings to a playground, described as his "milestone moments" by the family, reports the BBC.

Adele's solicitor, Jenny Afia, told Mr Justice Bean at the High Court in London: "It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family's wishes."

"These images were taken during private, recreational time unconnected with professional or public engagements. They represent a clear infringement of our client's right to privacy."

"Adele and Simon [Konecki, Adkins' father] never encourage such photos. Quite the opposite. The parents' view is that these images were of routine, everyday family occasions which the paparazzi has no right to intrude upon, profit from and file away in picture libraries for future reference and use."

The lawsuit was settled for an unspecified five-figure sum, which will be held on trust for Angelo. The agency will no longer use the photos for publication and cannot keep the photos in their archives. Corbis Images also released the names of the freelance photographers who took the images, and the couple’s law firm have started contacting the individuals in question.

On the settlement, Afia said: "Adele and Simon are pleased this matter has been resolved. They continue to do all they can to protect Angelo's rights in relation to the paparazzi, including taking legal action where necessary."

Earlier this year, Adele topped The Sunday Times' young musicians' rich list, which assesses the financial worth of the wealthiest figures in the industry. Having made an estimated £15m in the past 12 months, the London-born singer held the Number One spot with an overall wealth of £45m.

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