Take That star super-injunction lifted

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A super-injunction won by Take That star Howard Donald preventing the naming of him in relation to stories by a former girlfriend has been lifted at the Court of Appeal.

Howard won the order preventing "any intimate, personal or sexually explicit details about the relationship… including any facts of a sexual nature" being published by Adakini Ntuli.

He sought the order after receiving a text message from Ms Ntuli which read: "Why shud I continue 2 suffer financially 4 the sake of loyalty when selling my story will sort my life out?"

But Ms Ntuli said she did not intend to publish information of a sexual nature and was challenging the inclusion of "non-sexual information" in the injunction.

Mr Justice Eady had imposed the order in April. Ms Ntuli, a musician, had been negotiating with the News Of The World and had enlisted publicist Max Clifford.

Giving his judgment at the Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Maurice Kay said Howard had been involved with Ms Ntuli for some of the time between 2000 and 2009. They had not lived together and Donald had been in other relationships during that time, the judge said.

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