Not only did FIA President and sadomasochistic role play advocate, Max Mosley, escape the FIA vote of no confidence in June, but managed to win record damages of £60,000 today in his privacy case against News Of The World.

Not only did FIA President and sadomasochistic role play advocate, Max Mosley, escape the FIA vote of no confidence in June, but managed to win record damages of £60,000 today in his privacy case against News Of The World.

The secretly-filmed video footage, which was reported by NOTW as "truly grotesque and depraved," was published on its web site showing Mosley participating in a Nazi themed sadomasochistic role play sex orgy with five prostitutes at a rented Chelsea basement flat.

Although, Mosley admitted the S&M session took place, he added that it was consensual and private, with no Nazi overtones.

Queen's Counsel, James Price, told London's High Court that the tabloid's intrusion on the life of Mr Mosley was "gross and indefensible" as it played its own role of a titillating Peeping Tom made substantially worse by the false suggestion of Nazi role play scenes engaged by Mr Mosley.

The newspaper's editor, Colin Myler, said he believed the story was one of "legitimate public interest and one that I believe was legitimately published" and that it was "absolutely not true" that the newspaper had fabricated the Nazi aspect.

After the ruling Mr Mosley released a statement, “This judgment has nailed the Nazi lie upon which the News of the World sought to justify their disgraceful intrusion into my private life.''

“By law we are all entitled to have our privacy respected. The News of the World invaded my privacy, dreamt up the most offensive headline possible, and decided that I should not be contacted before publication to prevent me asking the Court for the injunction I would have been entitled to.

"They and their lawyers have then conducted this case so as to cause maximum embarrassment in the hope that I would be discouraged from continuing.

"I needed a strong judgment to make it absolutely clear that what the News of the World did was wrong.”

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