Associated Newspapers, which owns British tabloid Daily Mail, has been sued by Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher after photos of their baby daughter Wyatt were published without their expressed consent.
The couple are also claiming compensation for money that was made after the tabloid published items of their clothing and featured them in a special profitable feature, also without their permission.
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In a statement to the BBC, the couple’s lawyer, Paul Tweed said “Ashton and Mila understandably value their private and family life, and in particular their personal time with their daughter. Like any other family they should be allowed to enjoy family outings without being pursued by photographers, ” he added.
“They have made it clear that they do not agree to the publication of photographs of such occasions.”
“The fact that [Kutcher and Kunis] are well-known to the public does not diminish the expectation that whilst ‘off-duty’ (as the articles described them) the details of their family outings and/or images of those family outings will be published to the world at large, ” the claim continued.
Daily Mail issued a statement regarding the matter as it said that it “will be vigorously defending the claim and have no further comment to make.”
This is second lawsuit this year again the Daily Mail. In July, George Clooney called out the tabloid for publishing a false story regarding a tension with wife Amal Alamuddin over religious issues.