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The identities of the celebrities involved in the threesome have already been mentioned in US and Scottish mediaDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

The celebrity who won an injunction preventing UK publications from revealing his identity, for being involved in a threesome, is having a tough time keeping his name under wraps. Although media houses in England and Wales are prohibited from naming the person, a publication in Scotland has disclosed his identity – which was previously revealed by the US media as well.

The entertainer and his partner – who the court referred to as PJS and YMA respectively – are now at risk of being exposed after an MP privately stated that he plans to identify the man in the House of Commons. The man will not be guilty of libel because of parliamentary privileges, similar to the case of former Liberal Democrat John Hemming, who had identified footballer Ryan Giggs in a case of an alleged affair in 2011.

After being mentioned in American and Scottish media and publications in other parts of the world, along with numerous mentions on social media, the issue is being considered a mockery of the legal system by many, as the information which was supposed to remain undisclosed has already become common knowledge to many.

Hemming found the injunction meaningless and said: "It's absurd trying to hold back the flow of information in the digital age by using a court order that can only go as far as Hadrian's Wall." The former MP stressed the need for transparency by comparing the issue to the release of the Panama Papers. "Although the matter at the centre of this injunction is a trivial one, the issues it creates are vital ones which go to the heart of free speech.

"At a time when so much is focused on the impact of the Panama papers, there is a need for transparency in all matters of public interest," he said.

MP Philip Davies also said, "I have never encountered anything quite so ridiculous as this in my life. Judges who keep making these rulings are completely out of touch with what is right. They need to get real with the modern world. I don't think celebrities who use the media to secure positive media coverage when it suits them should be able to use the law of the land to prevent coverage they do not like."