UK: Football star Rio Ferdinand loses High Court battle

London: Soccer star Rio Ferdinand today lost his High Court privacy action over a “kiss and tell” story in the Sunday Mirror.

Ferdinand, 32, brought his case for misuse of private information against MGN Ltd over a Sunday Mirror article in which interior designer Carly Storey gave her account of their 13-year relationship in return for �16,000.

He has branded the April 2010 piece - “My affair with England captain Rio” - a “gross invasion of my privacy”, and said he had not seen Ms Storey for six years by the time it appeared.