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German court ups Princess Madeleine's libel award

German court ups Princess Madeleine's libel award

Published: 31 Jul 2009 08:27 GMT+02:00
Updated: 31 Jul 2009 08:27 GMT+02:00

The Hamburg-based court of appeal found that Princess Madeleine had been subject to a campaign of “reckless” gossip, ordering that the lower court's award of €300,000 be raised by one third.

The Swedish royal family had indicated earlier that the money will be donated to charity.

The case stems from several articles published in papers belonging the Klambf publishing house, including titles such as “Frau mit Herz” and “Welt der Frau”.

The stories included a wide range of false information and claims about Princess Madeleine life and living habits.

According to German press reports published on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Hamburg court said the articles were “unequivocally untrue” and that the substantial damages award was an attempt to create “a major inhibiting effect” on the tabloid press.

The stories were published between 2000 and 2004 and the suit was first filed by the royal family’s star German attorney Matthias Prinz.

According to a statement issued on Thursday, publishers Klambf apparently realized long ago how the court would likely rule.

“The damages amount is of a magnitude expected by the Klambf media group. A corresponding amount was set aside back in 2004,” said the Baden-Baden based publisher.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

08:57 July 31, 2009 by peropaco
Who gives a rats arse if the little dwarf was pregnant or not.
09:22 July 31, 2009 by martell
Finally a court has landed one in the face of the press liars.

Lies are the counterpart of a free press and ethical journalism.

Well done, your honor.
09:44 July 31, 2009 by Davidiand
08:57 July 31, 2009 by peropaco

'Who gives a rats arse if the little dwarf was pregnant or not'

Not a very nice thing to say!!!
10:16 July 31, 2009 by George C
Good on her .... how dare the press try to destroy her or anyone else,s reputation.

I am happy that she got this reward and it goes to charity.

On your side Madeleine ...... best of luck !!
12:18 July 31, 2009 by byke
I understand the idea of liable, and its power to harm.

BUT .....

Wouldn't this be termed as illegal since 1st July since Sweden's official language laws have been passed not allowing "foreign" languages.

German is not recognized as an official language of sweden, thus not officially recognised.

BUMSEN MADELINE ;)
13:53 July 31, 2009 by Aussie_Downunder
Madeleine..... niiiiiiiiiiiiice
15:02 July 31, 2009 by DeafJeff
In the US the media and paparazzi and OUT OF CONTROL. I'm all for freedom of speech and press, but don't make stuff up. Do your job and report the news, not lies. Liars should undergo corporal punishment in public.
17:39 July 31, 2009 by I Love it when ...
madeleines pretty

good on her
21:56 July 31, 2009 by conboy
byke the word you were looking for is libel and as an EU citizen the young one had every right to sue so do you. Viva the EU!
06:39 March 26, 2012 by Helge Krupski
I was became a husband for Swedish Princess Madeleine in 1995 in Kiev, in the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1997 we signed Swedish a document in the presence of a lawyer and we were become legally husband and wife (http://www.facebook.com/Helge.Krupski ). Committing a criminal act, the use of hypnosis techniques "wipe memory" (her psi-agents and psi-operators), forgery documents, deception to Swedish lawyers and etc., which helped her until 2011. Hapless Christopher O'Neil (USA) he as well as Jonas Bergström (Sweden)...were applied to them "a hypnotic coding" (personal request her)...in the latter case - a cynical desire for money. It was not be even true for Jonas Bergström (she was in sexual connection with the officers-hypnotists)...and what she is crook - she accused of infidelity to Mr. Jonas Bergström. She was lucky to deceive the court in Germany - the media did not know, she was doing abortions from my children... They had to make a request to Ukraine, she made abortions in Kiev. Her cynical interested again in the money "compensation" from the press for alleged "untruth in the publication." My statement ignored Swedish the Royal Court - to make a request to law enforcement authorities of Ukraine and Sweden for the years 1993-2007, and in the psychiatric clinic of Ukraine and Sweden about Princess of Sweden Madeleine. There are witnesses, interesting photos, videos, and documentary materials. I was a citizen of Sweden, I had work at the Swedish Embassy in Ukraine, I received an award in Sweden for exposing the conspiracy of hypnotists in Stockholm (but her dad and she continued to work with them). But the main thing that she and her father paid a bribe to investigators in the Ukraine to escape justice. I was able to survive after it organized an attempt on my life ... I was able to survive after the attack on my health, Princess Madeleine of Sweden with officers intelligence service was use psychotropic chemicals to me. For the sake of the future and just for the sake of eternal love, while I'm alive, I will testify to all this. - My memory was restored in late 2011. And I hope to help the victims' relatives ferry "Estonia" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Estonia). Since she and her dad for a psi-agents (psi-operators) in 1994, paid money for "apparatus installation techniques of hypnosis" from the closed "Institute of Applied Science" the KGB, but because of sabotage - the apparatus with the ferry (to address the Swedish Parliament) is not raise from the bottom of the sea. Bless God me ... I was lucky ... Then I was escape out of the Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm in Kiev. I was able to fight in the Port Stockholm, but they chased me in Kiev. Long time restored my health doctors, I went through litigations and forensics examination. Power and money have no power over me - I not only hereditary nobleman by birth, I think need to the nobleness of the soul for H.R.H. Madeleine Bernadotte and her dad.
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