|Elton John and David Furnish|
But the injunction doesn't extend to America, where it is common knowledge that Elton John and David Furnish are the couple in question and it is Furnish who for three years has been cheating on John, his wife and partner of 23 years with a wealthy London businessman.
An American magazine has reported details of trysts in luxury hotels, threesomes and even a bout of olive oil wrestling, but before the story could hit the U.K. tabloids, John secured a court-ordered injunction barring any mention or his or Furnish’s names in English or Welsh media.
Lawyers for John argued that the couple had never courted publicity over their private life, and that releasing details of their sex life would be “devastating.”
Instead, newspapers have merely attributed the story’s details to a “well known celebrity couple,” leaving thousands to wonder and speculate.
Even Google has removed links to articles about the celebrity couple and the threesome in response to legal requests, and searches for the names of either person produce notices saying results have been removed.
But now the secret is out it cannot be long before everyone in Britain who wants to know details of the sordid affair and the identities of those involved, will be able to read about it in their favourite newspaper.