The Sun fights injunction in Imogen Thomas case

Big Brother star Imogen Thomas is at the High Court for a hearing linked to the injunction which protects the identity of a married footballer with whom she had an affair.

Imogen, 28, claims she has been ‘thrown to the lions’ because, unlike the Premier League star, she did not have the money to pay for her name to be kept private.

The footballer won the injunction maintaining his anonymity in a High Court hearing.

The injunction is being challenged before Mr Justice Eady by lawyers acting for The Sun newspaper.

The footballer is one of a number of football stars and other well-known public figures who have taken out injunctions to protect their privacy.

The hearing comes after reports at the weekend that another Premier League star used gagging orders to cover up affairs before and after his wedding.

Prime Minister David Cameron said recently he was ‘uneasy’ about the increasing use of such injunctions.

Lawyers have also suggested that the power of injunctions has been undermined by people using social networking sites to identify some of the people involved.

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