Breaking news: Paul Weller in a jam over ‘hypocritical’ damages case against MailOnline

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Paul Gallagher (The Guardian) writes as follows: 55-year-old musician accused of wanting to portray image of 'devoted dad' in bid to bump up record sales.

Paul Weller was accused of hypocrisy in court on Tuesday over a series of interviews he gave discussing fatherhood while promoting his latest album as he seeks damages from the owners of MailOnline for publishing a series of unpixellated photos of some of his children.

The 55-year-old musician was accused of wanting to portray an image of a “devoted dad” in a bid to bump up record sales, the High Court in London heard. Known to millions of fans as "the Modfather", Mr Weller told the court he had “no public image” and that talking about his private life “made no difference” to selling records.

MailOnline published an article headlined “Modfather’s day out” alongside seven ...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/paul-weller-in-a-jam-over-hypocritical-damages-case-against-mailonline-9215307.html

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