Paris court fines photographer over Diana photos

PARIS (AP) -- A Paris appeals court has fined a British photographer for violating French privacy laws by taking pictures of Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Fayed shortly before their death.

The court says Jason Fraser must pay a $4,350 fine as well as $7,250 in damages to Fayed's father, Mohamed Al Fayed, who brought the suit.

The court also on Thursday fined the director of French newspaper "France Dimanche" for printing the photos.

The images showed the princess and Fayed vacationing aboard a yacht shortly before their death in a car accident in Paris in August 1997. The images were widely considered proof of the relationship between Diana and Fayed and made the front pages of many British newspapers.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28607944 - local8now.com/a?a=28607944