Winslet's husband fights tabloid over party photos
British actress Kate Winslet, left, arrives with her boyfriend Ned Rocknroll at the awards presentation of The Longines Hong Kong Cup horse race at the Shatin race track in Hong Kong on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, January 7, 2013 12:38PM EST
LONDON -- Kate Winslet's new husband has gone to court in London to stop a tabloid newspaper from publishing photos of him at what he called an "outrageous" costume party.
Ned Rocknroll is asking the High Court to bar The Sun from running the pictures pending the outcome of his invasion of privacy claim against the newspaper.
Rocknroll, the nephew of Virgin transport and media tycoon Richard Branson, argues there is no public interest in running the photos, taken in 2010 when he was a "relative nobody." The content of the images was not disclosed. The Sun has quoted Rocknroll's lawyer, David Sherbourne, as saying they are "innocent but naive."
The 34-year-old married the Academy Award-winning actress Winslet in New York last month.