F1 Chief Loses Bid to Block Nazi Orgy Video
Tabloid gets to re-post hooker spanking session with 'tea break'
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 8:16 AM CDT
Max Mosley, President of the FIA, (Federation International of Automobile) arrives at the Renault's World Motor Sport Council hearing in Monaco, in this Dec. 6, 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)
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(Newser) – Formula One president Max Mosley has lost his court battle to block a newspaper from hosting a video showing him cavorting with five prostitutes in a sadomasochistic scene with Nazi undertones. Mosley is suing the News of the World for breach of privacy, but a London judge ruled that, although the footage is "intrusive and demeaning," its wide dissemination would make an injunction "a futile gesture," reports the BBC.

The British newspaper posted the video of Mosley's escapade on March 30, and by the time it was taken down a day later it had been viewed almost 1.5 million times. In today's ruling, the judge explained that the short clip "seemed to consist mainly of people spanking each other's bottoms," although the video "also covers the tea break."