After quitting their role as royals, in part to escape the British tabloids, the couple and their son moved to a small town in Canada. Then, depending on the costume, the Daily mail released their exact location and the paparazzi descended. So they moved again, this time to a gated community in the Los Angeles area. Again, the Daily mail have indicated their home address and, once again, the paparazzi have flocked to their homes – and this time they are using drones and helicopters.
“Some paparazzi and some media have flown drones just 20 feet above the house, as often as three times a day, to get photos of the couple and their young son in their private residence,” Kump writes in the published complaint. below. “Others flew helicopters over the backyard of the residence from 5:30 am until 7:00 pm, waking neighbors and their son, day after day. And still others have even drilled holes in the security fence itself. to browse it. ”
The couple ignored her until they learned that photos of their son, Archie, allegedly taken in public, were being purchased. Kump says Archie has not been in public, let alone in Malibu where the photos were said to have been taken. He argues that the images are intentionally mislabeled because unsolicited photos of a young child in their own home are illegal.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no idea who took the photos or who is trying to sell them. They are therefore pursuing the accused of John Doe, both in the hope of discovering their identity and also to inform potential buyers that the photos were taken illegally. They are asking the court to order the defendants to turn over all the photographs and to ban them from any illegal behavior and harassment. They are also seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
“The complainants have done everything in their power to stay out of the limelight, except in the course of their work, which they readily admit is worth publishing,” writes Kump. “But the photos in question are not up to date. They are not of public interest. It is harassment. Unique insist that taking and / or selling such invasive photos is to take advantage of a child. ”
Kump also released a statement on behalf of its clients on Thursday. “Every individual and family member in California is guaranteed by law the right to privacy in their home,” it read. “No drone, helicopter or telephoto lens can take away this right. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking legal action to protect their young son’s right to privacy in their home without intrusion from photographers, and to uncover and arrest those who seek to profit from it. of these illegal actions. ”