Spanish Newspaper Fined for Invading Penelope Cruz's Privacy

Javier Bardem Penelope Cruz - H 2014
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Javier Bardem Penelope Cruz - H 2014

The article revealed secrets about the actress' 2010 pregnancy

Spain’s Supreme Court has fined a Spanish daily for an article about Penelope Cruz’s pregnancy in 2010, saying it invaded her privacy and that of her husband Javier Bardem.

El Mundo must pay $64,000 (€50,000) for revealing prívate medical details about Cruz’s pregnancy in a feature story  in the weekly gossip section on Sept. 18, 2010 headlined “Penelope Cruz: Todos los Secretos de su Embarazo” (Penelope Cruz: All the Secrets of her Pregnancy).

In the decision, the Supreme Court cited the Spanish Constitutional Court’s precedent about privacy, which ruled that freedom of information does not take priority over a public person’s right to privacy when the information is of a personal nature and purely designed to satisfy others’ curiosity without contributing to society.

The court ruled the the manner of conception was not relevant enough to warrant an invasion of privacy.

Cruz and Bardem have two children,  Leonardo, born in Los Angeles in 2010 and daughter Luna, born Madrid in 2013.