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Max Mosley, racing boss who took on UK tabloids, dies at 81 – Washington, District of Columbia

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London (AP) — Former F1 boss Max Mosley campaigned to change British media law after the tabloid story …

London (AP) — Former F1 boss Max Mosley, who campaigned to change British media law after a tabloid article about his sex life, died at the age of 81.

Former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said Monday that Mosley had died the night before. He did not reveal the cause of death.

“He was like a family to me. We were like brothers. I’m happy in a way because he’s been suffering for so long,” Ecclestone said.

Former racing driver Mosley was chairman of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, which oversees F1 racing from 1993 to 2009.

He became a privacy activist after the News of the World published an article in 2008 that falsely reported that he had participated in a “Nazi-themed” orgy with several women. It was.

Mosley, whose father was Oswald Mosley, a British fascist leader in the 1930s, succeeded in suing the newspaper for invasion of privacy. He admitted sadomasochistic sex with five sex workers, but denied that the event was Nazi-themed.

Mosley has become a key campaigner in stricter media privacy legislation.

News of the World was closed by owner Rupert Murdoch in 2011 after it was revealed that he had intercepted voicemails of celebrities, crime victims and members of the royal family in search of a scoop. ..

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