Aaradhya Bachchan, the daughter of Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, made headlines when she sued a YouTube tabloid for spreading false information about her health. The Delhi High Court today barred YouTube channels from disseminating videos about Aaradhya’s health. The complaint alleges three torts: invasion of privacy, defamation, and infringement of personal rights.
Aaradhya and Abhishek were represented by Dayan Krishnan, Ameet Naik, and Pravin Anand. The Delhi High Court has issued an injunction prohibiting infringers and uploaders from sharing pirated recordings and other stuff that violates privacy and spreads false information about Aaradhya Bachchan.
The court has also ordered Google and YouTube to provide information about the infringers, such as contact information and email addresses.
Dayan claimed that the videos are fraudulent, fabricated, and defamatory, and that they were released with the goal of increasing traffic and subscriptions to the channel.
According to Live Law, Justice C. Hari Shankar stated, “Every child is entitled to be treated with honour and respect, whether he or she is the child of a celebrity or a commoner.” “It is a landmark judgement on three counts,” Ameet Naik said of the decision, an injunction that upholds a child’s privacy; a prohibition against disseminating false and fake news about a child that is harmful to a child, and a prohibition against defamation. Children must be treated equally, whether they are celebrity children or not; the court has stated that intermediaries should have a zero-tolerance policy on such fake news that is harmful to a child, just as it does for child pornography.”