Sunday, 19 Sep 2021

One of UK’s biggest EuroMillions winners brings restraining order v ex-lover

One of Britain's biggest EuroMillions winners has triumphed in bringing a restraining order against his former mistress after she wrote a book about their holiday romance.

Gareth Bull, 50, was married to his wife Catherine when he luckily pocketed almost £41million in 2012.

The former bricklayer shacked up with Donna Desporte while on a boozy lad's holiday in Tenerife in 2016.

She then revealed how the 50-year-old wooed her with the chat up line "Google me," The Mirror reported.

But now the lottery winner has won a legal battle to impose a restraining order against his lover that bans her from bringing court actions against him.

The ruling ensures that 36 passages from her self-published tell-all book Google Me, No Lies and four photos that were "taken privately" by Gareth will be wiped out from the copy.

Donna was reportedly in a relationship with the millionaire for nine months and has since lodged a series of claims in the courts that caused Gareth "needless ­confusion, anxiety and distress”, the High Court found.

She claimed that she had a right to publicly speak in defence of allegations that she was a "gold digger".

However Mr Justice Julian Knowles said there was no public interest in the writings about the couple's sexual relationship.

The judge also ruled that the woman's conduct was "totally unacceptable" and the litigation was so "convoluted" even her own legal team had struggled to keep up.

The judge added: "Donna Desporte has persistently made totally without merit applications in a number of actions over an extended period.

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"They have been certified as totally without merit by experienced judges at every level from the Master up to the Court of Appeal.

"These totally meritless applications have occupied a large amount of court time and resources, as well as Gareth Bull’s resources, over a number of years.”

Donna previously revealed that Gareth, who told her he was on a trial separation from his wife, spent thousands on glitzy events and holidays for the two them.

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She also claimed that their relationship had to be kept secret due to the fact that he didn't want to give his wife ammunition if they were to ever divorce.

But wife Catherine spotted the pair on TV during the Anthony Joshua fight in 2017 and they separated later that year.

Donna said she felt "wounded" when the relationship ended and Gareth cut her out of his life completely.

She was previously the subject of an injunction that banned her from spilling the beans in her memoir.

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