Ten stops injunction against Daily Mail

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 23 October 2015

Network Ten has ended its injunction against The Daily Mail Australia noting that not only has the law courts sanctioned the publication, but “the court of public opinion did”.

On Thursday night, Ten sought an injunction against The Daily Mail for an article it ran, showing images of The Bachelorette Sam Frost and winner Sasha Mielczarek, mere hours before the finale of the program was aired.

Following a decision by the Supreme Court of NSW, The Daily Mail was forced to remove the article, however Ten confirmed to AdNews, that it had since dropped the injunction.

“Network Ten applauds the decision of the Supreme Court to grant the injunction last night,” a Ten spokesperson said.

“At Ten’s initiative, we have sought the injunction be discharged given that it has completely served its purpose.

“The outstanding success of The Bachelorette Australia finale confirmed the action. The Supreme Court has appropriately sanctioned The Daily Mail, as has the court of public opinion.”

On Friday, The Daily Mail Australia spoke out against the injunction, noting it will be challenging the decision immediately. It also said it was forced to take down the content without being offered an explanation for the judge's decision.

“We were served with an injunction by Network Ten, but we have not had sight of the reasons for the judge's decision,” a spokesperson said.

“We swiftly abided by the terms of the injunction, however, but shall be challenging the terms of that injunction immediately as we do not consider that such a decision is either fair or right.”

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