Sir Cliff Richard has returned to court, as his struggle against the BBC more than its protection of a law enforcement raid on his home entered its 3rd working day.
The 77-yr-outdated singer promises footage of the raid, carried out subsequent an allegation of sexual assault, was a “very severe invasion” of his privateness.
He is suing the BBC in the High Courtroom for “substantial damages” and the trial, currently being listened to by Mr Justice Mann, commenced on Thursday.
BBC bosses dispute his claims.
Jonathan Munro, head of BBC newsgathering, Franscesca Unsworth, BBC director, news and present-day affairs, and Gary Smith, previous BBC home editor and latest head of news at BBC Scotland, arrive at courtroom (Kirsty O´Connor/PA)
Sir Cliff’s lawful staff previously explained to the courtroom the BBC’s protection of the look for at his penthouse condominium in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014 experienced a “prolonged impact” on the star.
His barrister explained the singer must get payment at the “very major conclusion of the scale”.
Sir Cliff broke down in tears offering evidence on Friday, as he explained to the decide his title had been “smeared” across the entire world.
He also mentioned he was so upset by the coverage he considered he was “going to have a coronary heart attack or a stroke” and felt like his standing experienced been “forever tainted”.
The BBC claims its protection of the law enforcement raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s condominium was correct and in great religion.
Legal professionals representing BBC bosses explained to Mr Justice Mann that the raid was a “matter of reputable community interest”.
Metropolitan Police officers handed the allegation to South Yorkshire Law enforcement in July 2014.
Sir Cliff denied the allegation and in June 2016 prosecutors introduced that he would facial area no expenses.
A BBC spokesman has said the BBC documented Sir Cliff’s “full denial of the allegations at every single stage”.
Team from South Yorkshire Law enforcement are because of to give evidence on Monday about their contact with Dan Johnson, the BBC reporter who covered the raid.
The demo is owing to past 10 times.