Nicole Kidman ordered to testify in court against photog

November 14th, 2007 - 10:35 am ICT by admin  

The case began after reports claimed that Fawcett had planted a listening device outside Kidman’s Darling Point home.

Although all criminal charges against Fawcett relating to the listening device have been dropped, he wants Kidman to give evidence about her at-times controversial dealings with the celebrity snapper in a bid to fend off a damages payout.

During the proceedings in Sydney’s Supreme Court, Kidman’s lawyers told Justice Carolyn Simpson that actor was extremely busy filming the Baz Lurhman epic Australia at Fox Studios.

They promised that the actress would give evidence over the weekend, or by a video-link or have the matter adjourned until her schedule was less busy.

“The unavailability of Ms Kidman for part of a day or for all of the court’s hours of a day would require the cancellation of all filming on that day,” News.com.au quoted an affidavit filed by Kidman solicitor Stuart Gibson as stating.

“It would not be possible or practical to suspend filming for a couple of hours in those time periods because Ms Kidman is in virtually every scene being shot during this time frame and is required to deliver her lines even when she is off camera,” the affidavit read.

The Judge was, however, not in favour of a weekend court sitting and urged the parties to find a solution so Kidman could give evidence as soon as possible.

“I think we should make enquiries about a time that will occasion the least disruption and it seems there is going to be co-operation on the part of all the parties involved to accommodate Ms Kidman,” Justice Simpson said. (ANI)

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