Kate Winslet's new husband, Ned Rocknroll has requested a high court ban to prevent The Sun newspaper from publishing "embarrassing" photos of him at a 2010 fancy dress party.
Apparently the snaps were taken of a "partly naked" Rocknroll while he was in costume at a private party, where the theme was "outrageous".
His lawyer David Sherborne told a judge that publication of the photos would cause ditstress to Rocknroll, Kate Winslet and her children.
"This application is not to hide some guilty secret, as I said in the interim hearing. It is not to keep something secret. The claimant is here because the defendant seeks to invade his privacy," Sherborne said.
"It was a private party with a private guestlist at a private family home so it is hard to see these photographs as anything other than private family photos."
The lawyer said that Rocknroll was "horrified" at the thought of the photos being published, which show him "partly naked as part of some silly schoolboy antics at this fancy dress party. It is embarrassing because of what you can see in these pictures."
Sherborne argued that the photos were never intended for publication and would cause "considerable embarrassment and humiliation" for Winslet and her children, who would face bullying and taunting if they were made public.
Ned Rocknroll, who married Winslet in secret, in December, attended court in a blue pinstripe suit.
On 2 January 2013, we wrote...
Kate Winslet and her new husband Ned Rocknroll have reportedly moved their marital home to Sussex. The couple, who married last month in a small ceremony in Kate's adoptive hometown of New York, are said to have relocated to a £2million home near Midhurst, in West Sussex. According to The Argus, Winslet's uncle Mark Bridger confirmed the news of the couple's move. He is quoted as saying: "It is in Sussex and it is near Petersfield, near the Hampshire border, but I do not know what it is. Her parents did not know she had got married but I am not allowed to say any more." Winslet and Rocknroll, who is the nephew of Virgin tycoon Richard Branson, are also reported to have honeymooned in Scotland, whilst his famous uncle is said to have gifted the newlyweds with a space trip.
The actress' rep confirmed the news, revealing that only a few friends and family were present.
"I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family."
She added: "The couple had been engaged since the summer."
According to reports, the service was so private that not even Kate's parents were aware that she was walking down the aisle.
This is the third marriage for the Titanic star, whose friend Leonardo DiCaprio also served as best man. She was previously married to Skyfall director Sam Mendes, with whom she has a son, and Jim Threapleton, with whom she has a daughter.
Ned Rocknroll, who changed his name by deed poll from Ned Abel Smith, is Richard Branson's nephew and currently works for the space-travel branch of Virgin. He has been married before to Viscount Cowdray's daughter Eliza.
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