Max Mosley to sue Google over sex party images

Former Formula 1 boss Max Mosley is planning to sue internet giant Google for continuing to publish images of him at a sex party.

Max Mosley is to sue Google for continuing to publish images of him at a sex party. Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Mosley, the youngest son of former fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley, is seeking to stop Google from gathering and publishing the pictures that first featured in the now-defunct News of the World.

The 74-year-old won £60,000 in privacy damages from the newspaper in 2008 after the High Court ruled the party was not Nazi themed and the article was not in the public interest.

He has now issued High Court proceedings against Google Inc and Google UK Limited for misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act, through his lawyers Payne Hicks Beach.

Announcing the action he said: "Google should operate within the law rather than according to rules it makes itself. It cannot be allowed to ignore judgments in our courts."

His lawyers Payne Hicks Beach added that the proceedings follow "extensive attempts to persuade Google to resolve the matter outside the courts".