TV star Clarkson abandons injunction over private life

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SOUTH Yorkshire born Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has abandoned an injunction to prevent allegations about his private life being published, he said.

The order prevented publication of personal details, including a claim Clarkson, from Tickhill, Doncaster, had an affair with first wife Alexandra Hall while married to current wife Frances.

The BBC star , who took out the injunction at the High Court last autumn, said: “Most importantly, injunctions don’t work. You take out an injunction against somebody or some organisation and immediately news of that injunction and the people involved and the story behind the injunction is in a legal-free world on Twitter and the internet. It’s pointless.”

He continued: “I regretted doing it from the day I took the injunction out to this morning. There is also an assumption of guilt which goes hand in hand with an injunction.”

It is claimed the injunction banned the media from reporting ‘sexual or other intimate acts or dealings’ between Clarkson and his first wife as well as his ‘private thoughts and feelings’.