Finnish PM’s ex-girlfriend fined for explicit book (Lead)

February 11th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Helsinki, Feb 11 (Xinhua) A court has fined an ex-girlfriend of Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen for writing an explicit book on their relationship.
The Helsinki Appeals Court Tuesday ruled that Susan Ruusunen violated his right to privacy by publishing the book. The court overturned a lower court’s ruling in favour of Ruusunen.

The court fined both Ruusunen and her publisher, fining them 300 and 840 euros respectively. They were ordered to pay about 8,500 euros in illicit gains to the state.

It also told Ojala to pay Vanhanen 1,000 euros in damages and to cover his legal costs. Vanhanen declined to comment on the decision.

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