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Kutcher, Kunis take legal action

Published 27/07/2015

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have issued High Court proceedings against Associated Newspapers in the UK.

The couple, who quietly tied the knot earlier this month, issued High Court proceedings against Associated Newspapers on Monday. The documents are on behalf of themselves and their one-year-old daughter Wyatt based on two articles published by the outlet.

According to BBC News, their claim alleges that MailOnline breached the Data Protection Act and misused private information.

"Ashton and Mila understandably value their private and family life, and in particular their personal time with their daughter. Like any other family they should be allowed to enjoy family outings without being pursued by photographers,” the couple’s lawyer Paul Tweed said in a statement. "They have made it clear that they do not agree to the publication of photographs of such occasions."

Paparazzi photographs were reportedly used showing the former That 70s Show co-stars on family outings for “unauthorised” promotion of clothing.

While MailOnline is yet to respond to the BBC’s request for comments on the legal action, Ashton, 37, has previously spoken about how important it is to him to keep his personal life out of the spotlight as much as possible.

"You know, I’ve learned the hard way how valuable privacy is," he explained to Elle.com during the early stages of his relationship with Mila. "And I've learnt that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them. And I am going to do everything in my power to have this relationship be private."

Ashton and Mila began dating in late 2012, a year after he announced his intention to divorce first wife Demi Moore.

The couple welcomed daughter Wyatt in October last year.

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