Schumacher family stops publication of hospital photos

Corinna Schumacher

Corinna Schumacher

With Michael Schumacher continuing his fight to recovery in a Swiss clinic, his family has also been fighting on another front.

EFE news agency reports that the publisher Hubert Burda Media, owners of the German news weekly Bunte, have been legally banned by a Munich court from publishing certain photographs of Schumacher’s wife Corinna.

The photos of Mrs Schumacher were reportedly taken in Grenoble on January 3, the day the former F1 driver turned 45 whilst in a coma, just days after his skiing accident.

The news agency said that lawyers representing the Schumacher family described the photos as private and therefore not eligible for publication. The court found for the Schumachers.

A spokesman for Hubert Burda Media said that they will consider the ruling, and probably appeal on the grounds that the judge did not properly assess their arguments.

EFE said that Schumacher lawyers are also taking action against other media outlets in Cologne, Hamburg and Frankfurt. (GMM)