Piers Morgan celebrates Naomi Campbell’s 50th as he reveals the ‘laughs and legal spats’ behind their fiery friendship – The Sun

PIERS Morgan wishes Naomi Campbell a belated happy birthday today as he referenced the "laughs and legal spats" behind their fiery friendship.

Piers, 55, took to Instagram to pay tribute to the leggy supermodel who turned 50-years-old on Friday, but he couldn't resist making a joke about their past.

Happy (belated – it was Friday) 50th Birthday, Naomi Campbell. One of the all-time great supermodels & an irrepressible life force. We’ve had a lot of laughs, and a few legal spats, but nothing to quite match the catwalk strut we did together a few years ago. Another day at the office for @naomi, an unbelievably nerve-wracking, hilarious & memorable experience for me. Modelling is harder than it looks.. unless you look as good as Naomi.

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Posting three images of them walking the catwalk together during the Fashion For Relief Haiti fashion show in London back in 2010, Piers wrote a rather heartfelt caption.

"Happy (belated – it was Friday) 50th Birthday, Naomi Campbell. One of the all-time great supermodels & an irrepressible life force," he wrote.

"We’ve had a lot of laughs, and a few legal spats, but nothing to quite match the catwalk strut we did together a few years ago.

"Another day at the office for @naomi, an unbelievably nerve-wracking, hilarious & memorable experience for me.

"Modelling is harder than it looks.. unless you look as good as Naomi," he added.

Back in May 2004, Naomi won her privacy case against the Daily Mirror after the law lords ruled she was entitled to "invasion of privacy" damages against the newspaper after it published a photograph of her attending a Narcotics Anonymous clinic.

Good Morning Britain host Piers was editor of the Daily Mirror – which was run by MGN at the time.

In the High Court, MGN was found liable and Naomi was awarded £2,500 in damages, plus £1,000 in aggravated damages, but MGN decided to appeal.

The court of appeal found that MGN was not liable, and that the photographs could be published as they were peripheral to the published story and served only to show the model in a better light.

However, Naomi wasn't backing down and appealed on the basis of inter alia, that the aforementioned breach of confidence had occurred, and was subject to human rights principles of privacy.

The House of Lords went on to hold MGN liable by majority vote. The court engaged in a balancing test, firstly determining whether the applicant had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

It was held that Naomi's right to privacy outweighed MGN's right to freedom of expression.

However, judging my Piers's birthday sentiments, it seems the past is well and truly behind them.

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