No doubt we’ll find out at some point

The Court of Appeal has allowed a well-known entertainer to keep his extra-marital “threesome” secret in a move which heralds the return of the court injunction.
Judges said the man, who can only be named by the initials PJS, was entitled to secure a legal ban on a tabloid newspaper which wanted to report the “open relationship” enjoyed by him and his wife, known as YMA.

What slightly puzzles is, if it’s an open relationship then why must it be kept secret?

25 thoughts on “No doubt we’ll find out at some point”

  1. Presumably the ‘openness’ is between the couple themselves and any third parties.

    Fair enough. Doesn’t make it anybody else’s business.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    The British Open is by qualification and invitation. So, perhaps the marriage was only partially open. Not to everyone but to those who qualified or were invited. It would not be so interesting otherwise. Or maybe a little too interesting. I don’t know. I live a very sheltered life.

    Yma Sumac was a Peruvian singer of no importance at all. Somehow I doubt it is her.

    On the other hand, who can PJs be? Who gets called after their sleepwear?

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    GeoffH – “Doesn’t make it anybody else’s business.”

    That is not the issue. The issue is whether I get to decide what is my business and in my interest or whether some member of the Establishment does. With no accountability. Without even the right to discuss the decision.

    A lot like the Family Court really.

    I may be a little old fashioned but the classic advice not to do anything you would not want reported on the front page of the morning paper seems to apply. Even though that is a little unrealistic, it is not unrealistic to say that if you can’t do the publicity, don’t do the Barbie twins.

  4. If you’re so happy with the details of someone’s private life being plastered all over the papers, SMFS, why don’t you share yours here? Surely there’s nothing you’d be embarrassed about.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    Matthew L – “If you’re so happy with the details of someone’s private life being plastered all over the papers, SMFS, why don’t you share yours here? Surely there’s nothing you’d be embarrassed about.”

    I am not like you Matt. But of course you miss the point. The issue is still not his sex life. Although I am intrigued about AB and and her partner CD. Who wouldn’t want to know whether he flipped a lesbian couple or not?

    However the real issue is still whether or not we are treated like cattle, to be kept in the dark for our own good, by our Elders and Betters. Or whether we are a free people who can be trusted to behave like adults.

  6. Bloke in North Dorset

    Streisand affect? If it had been published most people wouldn’t have known unless they read the tabloids, now it’s being discussed on a blog like this and whilst in the normal run of things I don’t give a moments thought to celebs, I am intrigued.

  7. There aren’t many female first names starting with Y. Yvette and Yasmin are the most common; the others are foreign imports.

    I suspect this “famous” couple will turn out to be as well-known as the Waterloo fingeree.

  8. “There aren’t many female first names starting with Y….”

    My first presumption was that the letters used to represent the plaintiffs bore no actual (or at most a coincidental) resemblance to the names of the plaintiffs.

    Fun assuming they are however…

  9. It’s Robbie Williams and his missus, right?
    Or Gary Barlow and his. I forget.

    (Serious point: the guessing games that follow this kind of story are probably more damaging than the truth)

  10. In these internet days how can an order like this be enforced? If someone secretly leaks the information to a foreign-based website, what can the court do about it?
    I remember when a Canadian court prohibited the newspapers from printing a story that embarrassed the government. It was promptly posted on a USA website and the newspapers just printed a link.

  11. @bravefart – you could tell him to his face. He’s no longer the man that stood in the ring with (and beat)
    Sonny Liston,
    Henry Cooper,
    Joe Frazier,
    Ken Norton,
    Floyd Patterson
    George Foreman – but they say the last thing a boxer loses is his punch.

    The older I get, the more I agree with him being voted “Sportsman of the Century”.

  12. “I may be a little old fashioned but the classic advice not to do anything you would not want reported on the front page of the morning paper seems to apply.”

    [ *** Installs cameras in SMFS’s bathroom *** ]

    Front page full frontal coverage coming up…

  13. It may just be me, but tonight I went into Duck Duck Go and entered Ched Evans. One of the search suggestions paired his name with the name of the young woman involved. Does it work for anyone else or is it just me?

  14. So Much For Subtlety

    PJH – “My first presumption was that the letters used to represent the plaintiffs bore no actual (or at most a coincidental) resemblance to the names of the plaintiffs. Fun assuming they are however…”

    Says the poster called PJ ….. H? Hmmmm.

  15. “Says the poster called PJ ….. H? Hmmmm.”

    Well, I’m not a plaintiff at the moment. If I ever become one I’ll be sure to use a Cæsar cipher on it….

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