'Nazi orgy' case cost me 30,000 pounds and my dignity: Mosley

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London, Mar.11 (ANI): Motor sport boss Max Mosley has claimed that his battle to clear his name in connection with the sex-related Nazi Orgy case, cost him both money and dignity.

The 68-year-old president of the Motor sport governing body - FIA old members of parliament on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee that he ended up having to pay 30,000 pounds in the case.

osley was later accused of "taking understatement to a new level" when he revealed he thought his father, the 1930s' fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley, "overdid it".

As part of a continuing inquiry by the committee into press standards, privacy and libel, Mosley described how he felt about seeing himself on the front of the best-selling Sunday tabloid.

"I was shocked, annoyed, angry and outraged," The Independent quoted him, as saying.

He later said the feeling was worse than thieves taking all his belongings, adding: "If someone takes all your goods and money, you've got some chance of replacing it.

"If someone takes away your dignity, you will never replace it. No matter how long I live or where in the world I am, people know about it. It's not that I am ashamed of it in that I'm not ashamed of my bodily functions - but I don't want them on the front of a newspaper," Mosley said.

Mosley said he had not ruled out bringing a separate libel action against the News of the World but did not want to appear "money-grabbing or vindictive".

The paper was ordered to pay 420,000 pounds of Mosley's legal costs but his total bill came to more than 500,000 pounds.

He said: "To me it was worth it, but an awful lot of people would say 'if in addition to getting everything repeated again, I'm going to have a big bill, I'm not going to do it'."

The motor sport boss was asked whether he had feared that his unconventional sexual tastes would be made public one day.

Mosley said he believed there was only a "small chance" of details of his sex life being revealed because the S and M world was "incredibly secretive". (ANI)

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