The Bombay High Court has responded to Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s plea about “defamatory” stories in the press over her husband, Raj Kundra’s alleged pornography case.
LiveLaw reports Justice Gautam S. Patel granting certain reliefs to the defendant media houses and publications in this case filed by Shilpa. He said, “The line between freedom of press & right to privacy will have to be balanced. It is possible that freedom of speech may have to be narrowly tailored. But it is not possible to ignore the constitutional pinning of privacy nor to say that if a person is a public figure, that person is deemed to have sacrificed his right to privacy.”
The judge preceding the case also stated, “Reporting of something that the Crime Branch said or a police source said, is never defamatory. That’s never defamation.” He also stated that some of the issues the case raised would require a closer scrutiny as it is not possible to say if all the statements by all the defendants are of the same defamatory stature.”
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