I have written about England being the last bastion of male "freedom to molest-women-with-impunity". It seems like the battlements are beginning to crack: another small victory for the internet invasion.
Powerful males were able to obtain a court injunction (known as a Super injunction) against media reporting on their dalliances; their female targets enjoyed no such protection. A legal battle has been raging lately, caused by someone revealing the name of a famous soccer player on Twitter. The English court has threatened to sue the California company for letting one of its users violate English law on the internet. After that, a Scottish newspaper revealed the story and the name, because Scottish law is different (the Scots are planning to break away from the UK, so use every chance to stick it to the hated English). The latest twist is that a member of Parliament, who enjoys immunity from prosecution, has revealed the player's name and exposed the idiocy of the injunction practice. It is now all over the media in England.
The player, who faked being a devoted family man off the pitch/field, is now exposed as cheat and a liar. He has claimed that he sought the injunction because he feared "cruel chants" of fans during games. What a wimp and hypocrite. Of course, he did not care that the woman, with which he cheated on his wife and family, was exposed to the glare of paparazzi cameras, reporters' microphones, and public opinion.
Until now, it has been accepted practice for powerful men to remain hidden, while women had their names and reputations sullied in the media. Some men have always needed to hide behind mommy's skirt...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.