Adele's toddler son wins privacy case

Singer Adele arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments.

Adele's lawyer Jenny Afia said Wednesday that the Grammy-winning performer was adamant her son Angelo must never become "public property."

She said: "It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family's wishes."

Afia said the Grammy-winning singer accepts her public profile, but the family never encourages routine photos that intrude on their privacy.

When Adele got pregnant she announced the news on her website, reinforcing her desire for privacy: "Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time."

The damages from the settlement with photo agency Corbis Images U.K. will be held in a trust for Angelo, who turns 2 in October, and the agency agreed not to use the photos again.

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