Chris Huhne's partner Carina Trimingham loses court action against Associated Newspapers

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MP Chris Huhne's partner Carina Trimingham has lost her privacy and harassment claim against Associated Newspapers.

Her affair with the former secretary of state for energy and climate change became public in June 2010, with Mr Huhne leaving his wife of 26 years.

The 44-year-old PR adviser sued for compensation and an injunction over 65 ''highly unpleasant and hurtful'' articles which have appeared since then.

Last month, her lawyers told Mr Justice Tugendhat, at London's High Court, that they constituted a ''cataclysmic interference'' with her private life.

Associated contested the case on the basis that there was an important public interest.

Ms Trimingham's counsel, Matthew Ryder QC, said the Daily Mail had a right to freedom of expression but not to abuse her repeatedly under the guise of exercising that freedom.

The articles referred to the ''life and very different loves of the PR girl in Doc Martens'' and described her as a ''comedy lesbian from central casting''.

Ms Trimingham was in court today but showed no emotion as her claim was dismissed by the judge.

He said: ''Ms Trimingham was not the purely private figure she claims to be. Her reasonable expectation of privacy has become limited.''

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11:59am Thu 24 May 12

Goldenwight says...

No doubt her argument was that it wasn't her, but Mr Huhne instead?
No doubt her argument was that it wasn't her, but Mr Huhne instead? Goldenwight

12:05pm Thu 24 May 12

derek james says...

trimingham- good name for a hairdresser!
trimingham- good name for a hairdresser! derek james

1:41pm Thu 24 May 12

rudolph_hucker says...

She's a nasty piece of work I am glad she has lost. I hope she enjoys paying the legal bill, which the radio says is already £250,000.
Huhne himself is no better, hopefully he will lose his court case for the speeding tickets and be sent to prison.
She's a nasty piece of work I am glad she has lost. I hope she enjoys paying the legal bill, which the radio says is already £250,000. Huhne himself is no better, hopefully he will lose his court case for the speeding tickets and be sent to prison. rudolph_hucker

2:16pm Thu 24 May 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Through his judgement Honourable Judge has also delivered ‘Justice’.
Through his judgement Honourable Judge has also delivered ‘Justice’. Paramjit Bahia

2:39pm Thu 24 May 12

Linesman says...

derek james wrote:
trimingham- good name for a hairdresser!
Or a surgeon who specialises in vasectomy.

Maybe even one who performs a circumcision.
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: trimingham- good name for a hairdresser![/p][/quote]Or a surgeon who specialises in vasectomy. Maybe even one who performs a circumcision. Linesman

2:43pm Thu 24 May 12

Shoong says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Through his judgement Honourable Judge has also delivered ‘Justice’.
Certainly has.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Through his judgement Honourable Judge has also delivered ‘Justice’.[/p][/quote]Certainly has. Shoong

3:44pm Thu 24 May 12

Huffter says...

Poor woman - if she trusts Huhne she's a fool - this is the man who addressed a church meeting in Eastleigh and stated how much he believed in family values when he was already having an affair with Trimingham.
Poor woman - if she trusts Huhne she's a fool - this is the man who addressed a church meeting in Eastleigh and stated how much he believed in family values when he was already having an affair with Trimingham. Huffter

4:38pm Thu 24 May 12

huckit P says...

Now she has the publicity when will her book be out?
Now she has the publicity when will her book be out? huckit P

4:18am Fri 25 May 12

Verloren Hoop says...

It would seem that the article was accurate then! She will have to come up with the £250,000 within fourteen days. I understand that Chris Huhne has deep pockets, but will he support his partner? Possibly not after the way he treated his family.
It would seem that the article was accurate then! She will have to come up with the £250,000 within fourteen days. I understand that Chris Huhne has deep pockets, but will he support his partner? Possibly not after the way he treated his family. Verloren Hoop

10:40am Fri 25 May 12

MisterGrimsdale says...

Looks like Rhod Gilbert's back in drag again.
Looks like Rhod Gilbert's back in drag again. MisterGrimsdale

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