Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Head of BP Steps Down Over Fight With Media

Lord Browne, the head of British Petroleum, has decided to step down after a series of rulings went against him in his attempt to prevent publication of stories about his relationship with Jeff Chevalier, his partner of four years. When their relationship ended, Mr. Chevalier decided to tell all to the Mail on Sunday, and Lord Browne went to the courts in an effort to protect his privacy. A problem arose because "Lord Browne's attempts to prevent reporting of these matters, and to maintain his personal privacy, collapsed after the court accepted he had lied to conceal the manner in which he met Mr Chevalier." Read more here in an article in the Guardian. Here's more from The Scotsman.

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