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May 20, 2015 5:55 AM

UK Supreme Court approves pianist's sexual abuse memoir

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that a pianist may publish a memoir detailing sexual abuse he suffered as a child, despite his ex-wife's privacy concerns.

The court Wednesday sided with John Rhodes and lifted a lower court's injunction that had prevented his book from being published.

His ex-wife had argued that their son suffers from a number of health issues and could be caused serious harm by the publication. The Court of Appeal granted her request for a temporary injunction in October.

Rhodes' identity was kept secret at the time under reporting restrictions. That restriction has now been lifted.

He has in the past spoken about suffering sexual abuse as a child that caused him episodes of severe mental illness.

The 40-year-old Rhodes is an accomplished classical pianist.


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