London: Piers Morgan, Dom Joly, Toby Young and DJ Boy George have been named as the four celebrities who breached Ryan Giggs’ gagging order regarding his affair with Imogen Thomas, on Twitter.
The four could now face a massive legal bill for damages after identifying the footballer on the site.
“Those who I think may take an idea that modern methods of communication mean they can act with impunity may well find themselves in for a rude shock,” the Daily Mail quoted attorney General Dominic Grieve as telling the Commons.
“The courts do have the power to punish those who breach injunctions. Those who decide flagrantly to do so should bear that in mind,” he stated.
They were among around 75,000 people who named Giggs, 37, defying a gagging order before Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming identified him as being the person behind the injunction.
“Anyone who abuses the internet and can be identified will face significant damages claims, that is why the Attorney General was right to warn them yesterday,” Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester QC told the London Evening Standard.