Chalk this one up to a twist put on a legal contract as Ben Collins has won his fight against BBC to release his memoir revealing The Stig.
In case you don’t know what we’re talking about, our favorite mystery test driver has been in the headlines recently after BBC took offense to his plans of publishing a memoir and thus took legal action to block the publishing of the book. According to BBC, publishing something as revealing as that would violate the terms of his contract, which specifically includes a confidentiality agreement to keep his true identity under wraps.
But, as it turns out, the network’s efforts were all in vain after a judge decided to reject BBC’s injunction to keep The Stig from publishing his written masterpiece. The reasoning behind the judge’s decision hasn’t been given, and we would find it quite interesting to know how BBC couldn’t win this fight. If a legal contract was signed, then how can it be ignored. Don’t get us wrong, we love that the cat is finally out of the bag, but the legality of the issue is quite perplexing.
In the days leading up to the hearing, a lot has been made about Ben Collins being identified as The Stig and while no confirmation has been made, the proof that Collins is, in fact, the mystery driver wasn’t any more evident after the man was spotted leaving the courthouse after the ruling was made. Collins kept mum on whether he was the man BBC wanted to put its shackles on, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to put two and two together.
As of now, though, The Stig, or Ben Collins, doesn’t have anybody - not even the BBC - impeding him from releasing his book which is set to launch on September 16th.
Source: The Guardian