Paul Weller wins lawsuit over pictures of children


Paul Weller has won a privacy lawsuit against a newspaper that published paparazzi pictures of the singer's children.

The former front man of The Jam and The Style Council sued Associated Newspapers over images of his daughter Dylan and twin sons John Paul and Bowie that appeared on its MailOnline website.

Dylan was 16 and the twins 10 months old when the pictures, taken during a shopping trip in Santa Monica, were published in 2012.

Judge James Dingemans ruled Wednesday that although publishing the pictures was legal in California, they "were published in circumstances where Dylan, Bowie and John Paul had a reasonable expectation of privacy."

He awarded a total of 10,000 pounds ($17,000) to the children.

MailOnline said it was "deeply disappointed" by the ruling and intended to appeal.

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