Madonna accepts damages from publisher
The singer, who adopted the four-year-olds in February, brought the case at London’s High Court over a January 2017 article that caused her “considerable personal distress and anxiety”, solicitor Jenny Afia told Mrs Justice Nicola Davies on Thursday.
It revealed the girls’ names, race, age, the fact they lived in an orphanage in Malawi and were the subject of pending applications for adoption by Madonna.
“The MailOnline published it at a time when, as the journalist ought to have appreciated, Madonna would be powerless to protect the girls from harm,” Afia said.
“Their actions could, in her view, have threatened the integrity and/or outcome of the adoption process which would have had potentially life-changing implications for the girls, as well as for Madonna and her family.”