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Published:May 2nd, 2009 14:18 EST
Amy Winehouse Court Order Keeps Paparazzi At Bay

Amy Winehouse Court Order Keeps Paparazzi At Bay

By Robert Paul Reyes

"SINGER Amy Winehouse has won a groundbreaking injunction against paparazzi keen to record every aspect of her troubled private life, preventing them approaching her London home.

Winehouse, who has been a ubiquitous presence in the British tabloids ever since her album Frank was released six years ago, secured the injunction to ban leading paparazzi agency Big Pictures from following her. It also prevents "persons unknown" seeking to photograph the musician outside her home and in other public places.

This means any photographer could face prosecution if they follow Winehouse by any means or approach her within 100 metres of her home." Sydney Morning Herald

This court ruling means that the troubled pop star will be free to smoke crack and get plastered in her own backyard without her scandalous antics filmed by the paparazzi for the amusement of the masses.

This injunction is a defeat for the freedom of the press, the photographers should be free to stand guard outside the singer`s home, and they should certainly be allowed to follow her around when she`s walking the streets.

Amy Winehouse is a public persona, and we the people have a right to know what her drug of choice for the moment is, and who she is currently shagging.

If Winehouse really doesn`t like the press following her around, she wouldn`t bait them by dressing like a clown on crack when she leaves her home, and she wouldn`t engage in shenanigans in public venues like bars and nightclubs.

It`s not easy being a member of the paparazzi, they witness a lot of ungodly sights -- like Britney Spears` vagina. The courts should be seeking ways to make their job easier, not harder.