Lingerie boss gags nanny who poisoned her
Saturday 18 February 2012
The lingerie boss Jacqueline Gold has obtained a High Court privacy injunction against her former nanny, who was jailed last year for trying to poison her.
Mr Justice Tugendhat made the order against Allison Cox and another former employee, Leanne Bingham, who is writing a book about her time working for Ms Gold's company, Ann Summers, and the events surrounding the court case.
Ms Bingham said that Ms Cox, who was sentenced to 12 months in prison in March and released on licence in June, provided no material for the book. While Ms Cox agreed to the injunction being made on Wednesday, Ms Bingham, who is abroad, did not consent.
Ms Bingham wrote in an email that Ms Gold and Ms Cox had a very difficult year and she did not wish to add to their stress. She said: "My sole intention is to let the public know other facts that have not been in the press regarding the scenario and reasons behind the way things have been dealt with by both parties." The judge granted an injunction prohibiting the publication of confidential information until the case returns to court on 22 February. He said there was a strong case for saying both women were bound by a duty of confidentiality and the general law of privacy, and there was a real risk that Ms Bingham would breach that duty unless restrained by the court.
Ms Cox told the court that she "has not and does not intend" to publish anything in breach of her confidentiality agreement and the book had nothing to do with her.
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