There's an interesting censorship case facing the British Royal Courts of Justice: according to the Guardian, a "well-known performer" has been prevented from publishing a memoir because his ex-wife fears that the information featured in the book will cause harm to their child. The memoir apparently describes sexual abuse that the performer experienced as a child, and he is hoping that publishing it will encourage fellow victims to come forward. His ex-wife feels that their child, who suffers from health problems, would experience acute psychological distress if he were to read the book, and has pointed out at both she and her ex-husband have legally agreed to keep elements of their past a secret from the child. The case is causing a lot of concern amongst free-speech advocates, but right now details are thin on the ground–all of the parties involved (including the publisher) are only referred to by their initials, and it's unclear what type of work the performer does.
Posted by: Julianka


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