Man Fined £1,000 for Secretly Filming Madonna's Son Christening
A man who admitted secretly filming the christening of Madonna's son Rocco in the Scottish Highlands has been fined £1,000, according to BBC news.
Robert Podesta, 51, climbed into the organ pipes amid tight security in Dornoch Cathedral to video the ceremony in December.
He managed to film the service for 24 minutes but was caught as he left the building.
At Dornoch Sheriff Court on Thursday, Sheriff Ian Cameron fined Podesta £1,000 and said what he had done amounted to a "clandestine intrusion on a private religious ceremony".
The sheriff also criticized the private security firm Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie had hired to protect the ceremony for allowing Podesta to record the service.
The court heard that what security advisor Podesta had done could have resulted in substantial concern if he had been discovered during the service.
Podesta's action had been motivated by the substantial amount of money he could have made from the film.
Cameras and reporters were kept out of the star-studded event, which happened the day before Madonna, 42, and film director Guy Ritchie were married at Skibo Castle – Albawaba.com
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