Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Logan Attacks Super-Injunctions as She Denies Affair with Shearer

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Logan Attacks Super-Injunctions as She Denies Affair with Shearer

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Byline: Rashid Razaq

THE debate over celebrity gagging orders was reignited today after sports presenter Gabby Logan denied internet rumours she had an affair with former footballer Alan Shearer.

The BBC presenter said speculation on Twitter and Facebook that she had obtained a super-injunction to prevent details of the alleged relationship being made public had been "devastating and hurtful".

The mother-of-two, married to former Scotland rugby international Kenny Logan, said her reputation had been damaged by false allegations she had cheated on her husband. Logan, 38, the BBC host of Final Score, said: "I'm a happily married and faithful wife.

"It is devastating and hurtful that malicious lies can be circulated on the internet without control when people who genuinely do have something to hide can be protected by court rulings." On Twitter she said she had not sought a super-injunction: "I have never had a need or desire to use one. It's potentially damaging for free speech and would appear to be a tool for the rich. …

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