Sir Philip Inexperienced’s authorized motion in opposition to the Each day Telegraph has been formally ended by a Excessive Court docket decide.
The Topshop boss had gagged the newspaper from publishing allegations of misconduct in opposition to 5 staff.
He had mentioned he needed to drop the case as a result of it was “pointless” after he was named in Parliament because the businessman behind the injunction.
In a ruling on Friday, Mr Justice Warby granted the Topshop proprietor permission to discontinue the proceedings.
Sir Philip denies allegations he behaved wrongly.
The newspaper had meant to publish allegations of misconduct made in opposition to Sir Philip by the workers – who all acquired substantial funds after settling their claims in return for saying no extra about them – underneath non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).
The Telegraph now intends to publish particulars of the claims made in opposition to him within the coming days.
The paper says Sir Philip faces a authorized invoice of £3m, a few of which incorporates the Each day Telegraph’s personal prices.
The paper says the decide ordered the billionaire to pay the “bulk” of those.
Sir Philip was often called the king of the Excessive Road.
He constructed a fortune from a retail empire that included Topshop, BHS, Burton and Miss Selfridge.
He offered BHS in March 2015 for £1, nevertheless it went into administration a yr later, leaving a £571m gap in its pension fund.
He later agreed a £363m money settlement with the Pensions Regulator to plug the hole.
In a report into the collapse of BHS, MPs referred to as the episode “the unacceptable face of capitalism”.
He and his spouse Cristina are estimated by Forbes to be price £three.8bn.