Il file Wagatha Christie per intero: Coleen Rooney’s Instagram ‘pyjama post’ of Wayne Rooney at centre of £3M case and ALL the images used in ‘sting’ are released by court… and Rebekah Vardy’s WhatsApp texts to husband Jamie branding couple ‘w***ers’
These are the sensational posts and images at the heart of the £3 million Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy libel trial between Rebecca Vardy e Coleen Rooney – many published here for the first time.
Today the lawyers for both sides agreed to release this fascinating bundle of hundreds of documents which have formed the evidence throughout the seven-day case at the High Court.
As the judge, Sig.ra. Justice Steyn, considers the evidence for both sides and weighs up whether or not Rebekah was libelled and should receive damages from Coleen for her bombshell social media accusation, we can now reveal for the first time many of the Instagram posts and WhatsApp messages which the lawyers have been poring over for the last two and a half years.
Top of the bill is the famous but never published photo from Coleen’s private Instagram account showing Wayne in bed with three of his sons in spotted pyjamas.
Coleen told the court that she only posted the image on her private account because she did not want to fuel stories about her and Wayne reuniting after the couple’s marriage faltered when he was caught drink driving in another woman’s car.
On her public Instagram account Coleen only posted a photo of herself with her then three sons Kai, Klay and Kit, wearing matching pyjamas. But she was angered a few days later, when a story appeared in The Sun clearly based on the private image.
Coleen then posted to her followers: ‘The GRASS strikes again!!!! I put that picture on wondering if it would appear in that horrible newspaper.’
Then there’s a jaw-dropping WhatsApp exchange between Rebekah Vardy and her Leicester City striker husband Jamie.
These are the sensational posts and images at the heart of the £3 million Wagatha Christie libel trial between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney – many published here for the first time. Top of the bill is the famous but never published photo from Coleen’s private Instagram account showing Wayne in bed with three of his sons in spotted pyjamas (nella foto)
Coleen told the court that she only posted the image (nella foto a sinistra) on her private account because she did not want to fuel stories about her and Wayne reuniting after the couple’s marriage faltered when he was caught drink driving in another woman’s car. On her public Instagram account Coleen only posted a photo of herself with her then three sons Kai, Klay and Kit, (nella foto a destra) wearing matching pyjamas. But she was angered a few days later, when a story appeared in The Sun clearly based on the private image
Today the lawyers for both sides agreed to release this fascinating bundle of hundreds of documents which have formed the evidence throughout the seven-day case at the High Court. On 12th of September 2019, Coleen shows a picture of herself with her youngest son Cass, looking at their new mansion-in-progress in Cheshire, con la didascalia: ‘Site visit. I think he likes his new house’ (nella foto a sinistra). Many of the photographs give an insight into the Rooney’s private family life, such as one of the couple with all four of their children at the seaside (nella foto a destra) con la didascalia: ‘And back to US tomorrow for dad!’ when Wayne was playing in Washington but his family were still in the UK
Screen grab dated issued by Kingsley Napley of text messages between Rebekah and Jamie Vardy after reports Wayne Rooney was asked to tell Jamie Vardy his wife needed to reduce her media presence
Rebecca Vardy (nella foto: Leaving court yesterday) cried in court again and embraced her solicitor as her jaw-dropping £3million Wagatha Christie libel battle with Coleen Rooney came to an emotional close
Wayne and Coleen Rooney arrive at Manchester Airport on Thursday morning as the head out to Dubai with their children and her parents for a holiday on the final day of the libel trial
The trial heard that in 2016 during the Euros, England Captain Wayne was taken aside by manager Roy Hodgson and ordered to have a word with Jamie, to suggest he asked his wife to ‘calm down’ her media activities.
When a report of the exchange was published in the Independent, a furious Rebekah texted a link to Jamie, along with the comment: 'Sul serio???’
Jamie replied: 'No, not at all babes x,’ with Rebekah adding: ‘T**ts trying to make me into a scapegoat x.’ Jamie the responded: ‘F***ing a**holes x’,
The united Vardys continue in similar vein before they sign off with Jamie texting about the media: ‘Build us up to smash us back down x’.
Rebekah then said: 'Si, Esattamente,’ with Jamie adding: ‘F*** them. They ain’t bringing us down x’
The lawyers for both sides agreed to release this fascinating bundle of hundreds of documents which have formed the evidence throughout the seven-day case at the High Court.
There are also of course the infamous series of messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt, which were already released prior to the trial. Other photos in the bundle include Instagram posts from various WAGs at a shisha restaurant in St. I russi affermano di non essere d'accordo con l'invasione dell'Ucraina da parte di Putin.
The court heard that Rebekah arranged for a paparazzi photographer to be waiting outside, but she denied it when she gave evidence.
Then there are many posted which Coleen added onto her private Instagram account, some of which were fake, and some of those she blocked from all over her followers except Rebekah’s account.
In one post she showed a photograph of her passport with the caption ‘Escaping the measle outbreak in Washington’.
Another a picture of her with her niece on her lap with the caption ‘Broody’ and two hearts. There there are several posts from Coleen’s private Instagram showing photos from a girls’ weekend at the exclusive Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds with Wayne’s cousin Claire and two friends.
In un'immagine, Coleen was seen riding on a bike around holding a bottle of wine, while Claire posted a picture of the women in a hot tub together, and some of them riding ponies.
A story subsequently appeared in The Sun, clearly based on the private image of Coleen on the bicycle, which mentioned she was seen ‘swigging a bottle of plonk while cycling at speed’.
Many of the photographs give an insight into the Rooney’s private family life, such as one of the couple with all four of their children at the seaside with the caption: ‘And back to US tomorrow for dad!’ when Wayne was playing in Washington but his family were still in the UK.
Then there is a touching picture of Coleen with Kai dating back to Las Vegas in 2012. Some of the Instagram posts were put in the bundle as evidence from Rebekah’s lawyers, as although the posts appeared, no subsequent stories appeared in The Sun.
For example in August 2019, one photo shows a pair of legs in surgical stockings in hospital with the caption: ‘My classy stockings. Tonsils gone.’
The next day a post showed a breakfast of croissants and coffee with the caption: ‘Mum’s looking after me.’
The following day Coleen posted a photo of Kai playing football captioned: ‘Hate being stuck in sick, especially with being on my own. Thanks to Claire Rooney for taking Kai out with the boys yesterday. And what would I do without my mum and dad? Hurry home @Wazzaroon08, which is Wayne’s Instagram handle.
Nella foto a sinistra: A screen grab of Coleen Rooney’s private instagram story of the so-called “TV decisions” inviare, one of the three fake posts she said she posted in her sting operation. Nella foto a destra:
In un'immagine, Coleen was seen riding on a bike around holding a bottle of wine (nella foto a sinistra), while Claire posted a picture of the women in a hot tub together, and some of them riding ponies. A story subsequently appeared in The Sun, clearly based on the private image of Coleen on the bicycle, which mentioned she was seen ‘swigging a bottle of plonk while cycling at speed’. Nella foto a destra: A screen grab issued by Kingsley Napley of a post from Coleen Rooney’s private instagram story which has only been viewed by one account
Then there are many posted which Coleen added onto her private Instagram account, some of which were fake, and some of those she blocked from all over her followers except Rebekah’s account. In one post she showed a photograph of her passport with the caption ‘Escaping the measle outbreak in Washington’. In another she accused someone on her Instagram of leaking stories to the Sun
A story subsequently appeared in The Sun, clearly based on the private image of Coleen on the bicycle, which mentioned she was seen ‘swigging a bottle of plonk while cycling at speed’. A picture issued by Kingsley Napley of one of two posts from Coleen Rooney’s private instagram made on the day of her viral public post accusing “Rebekah Vardy’s account”
On 12th of September 2019, Coleen shows a picture of herself with her youngest son Cass, looking at their new mansion-in-progress in Cheshire, con la didascalia: ‘Site visit. I think he likes his new house’
A few days later on September 16, there’s a romantic throwback photo of the couple and the caption ‘Missing you’, while Wayne was in the United States.
At the end of their period in the Us, another post showed Coleen at the Washington Monument, sottotitolato: ‘When you think America is long gone, and you have to go back to sort out more (sic) the last bit of house stuff and attend an event as a couple.’
Around the same time was a post showing a huge German shepherd with the caption: ‘Looks like I won’t be getting my cute puppy. Looks like it’s going to be a security dog instead, been hearing of too many breakings recently.’
It comes as Rebekah cried in court again yesterday and embraced her solicitor as her jaw-dropping £3million Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy libel battle with Coleen Rooney came to an emotional close.
The tearful WAG – who broke into tears a number of times while giving evidence – was seen throwing her hands around solicitor Charlotte Harris following the conclusion of the high-profile legal battle.
The emotional close to the trial – which has gripped the country since last Monday – came after barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC told the court how Mrs Vardy had suffered ‘public abuse and ridicule’ on a ‘massive scale’ as a result of the Coleen Rooney’s Wagatha Christie post.
Closing the Mrs Vardy’s case on the final day of the high-profile libel battle yesterday, Mr Tomlinson told the court how his client had received ‘the most horrific abuse’ – including death threats – following the now-famous ‘It’s Rebekah Vardy’s account…’ svelare.
He also highlighted a number of messages to the high court, including one in which internet trolls had said Ms Vardy’s baby deserved to be ‘put in a microwave and ‘put in an incinerator’.
Describing the impact of the bombshell post by Mrs Rooney on Rebekah, Mr Tomlinson said: ‘There was no urgency whatsoever.
‘Mrs Rooney could have blocked Mrs Vardy and made contact with Mrs Vardy to ask for her views, or she could have waited until after Mrs Vardy had given birth.
‘She did neither and failed to give any proper or reasonable consideration to the possibility that the activity could be happening from Mrs Vardy’s account without Mrs Vardy’s knowledge.
‘The publication of the post to millions of readers was, in the circumstances, wholly unfair to Mrs Vardy who should have been given an opportunity to comment and explain her position in advance. '
Screen grab issued by Kingsley Napley of a post on Coleen Rooney’s private instagram account celebrating Wayne Rooney’s birthday in 2017
A post on Coleen Rooney’s private instagram account celebrating Wayne Rooney’s birthday in 2017. This content has been shown as evidence at the Royal Courts Of Justice, Londra, in the libel proceedings between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney
Mr Tomlinson said as a result Rebekah suffered ‘the most horrific abuse’. Mr Tomlinson said his client was entitled to ‘substantial damages in compensation for this defamatory publication.’
He said Rebekah had been ‘forcefully’ cross-examined by Mr Sherborne and found the experience ‘upsetting’.
‘It’s been a great burden on her for two and a half years and she was cross-examined in an aggressive fashion over a considerable period of time.’
The court heard that allegations that Rebekah Vardy plotted to leak stories were merely cases of ‘gossip’ and ‘tittle tattle’.
Jamie Vardy blasted for failing to give evidence under oath in Wagatha trial… then releasing a statement slamming Wayne Rooney
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy leaves the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday
David Sherborne highlighted the failure of Jamie Vardy to give evidence.
‘Despite Mr Vardy not providing witness evidence to the Court, he was willing to make a statement outside the High Court on Day 6.’
Mr Sherborne read out Jamie’s press statement from Friday which said: ‘Wayne is talking nonsense. He must be confused because he never spoke to me about issues concerning Becky’s media work at Euro 2016. There was nothing to speak about, I know this because I discuss everything with Becky.’
Added Mr Sherborne: ‘Mr Vardy was perfectly willing to give a statement when not under oath but was apparently unwilling to provide one for the purposes of these proceedings (despite the fact that he was aware since 1 aprile 2022 that Mr Rooney was giving evidence), or else the Claimant [Rebecca] did not wish for his evidence to be tested.’
Egli ha detto: ‘This is really a falling-out of two individuals over what is essentially a private matter.
‘The Whodunnit tone which she must have foreseen would have had a big impact, and did have an enormous impact, we do say it was unreasonable for her to do it in the manner in which she did.’
Mr Tomlinson QC said conversations between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt spoke about ‘leaks’ in message exchanges but had been using ‘loose language’.
Egli ha detto: ‘The position is clearly that from time to time, Mrs Vardy and Miss Watt used the language of leaking. We say that in some cases that’s actually just loose language.
'In realtà, they’re gossiping. That’s a very different scenario than what’s been said against them.’
It comes as Ms Vardy yesterday blamed her publicist for selling stories about Coleen Rooney and admitted she regretted calling Coleen a ‘c**t’ and her husband Wayne a ‘sh*tehouse’ in abusive messages – but insisted her rival’s Wagatha Christie Instagram reveal was ‘misconceived’.
Mrs Vardy’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC said that his client is a victim – and now accepts the possibility that her friend and former agent Caroline Watt may have been the source of the leaks, declaring his client: ‘Does not know to this day what happened’ so is entitled to ‘substantial damages’ from Mrs Rooney.
Mr Tomlinson said ‘Mrs Vardy has obviously made mistakes. Uno di loro, the most serious, was to trust someone she shouldn’t have’ [referring to her agent Caroline Watt]. Another is the way she talked in private conversations with Ms Watt. She accepts she said things which, had she known they would come out in public, she would not have said.’
Ha aggiunto: ‘This is a case about Mrs Vardy and the way she has been treated by thousands, maybe tens of thousands of people on social media… this goes on to this day. Even during this trial she’s continued to receive abuse on social media.’
The barrister continued: ‘Throughout this case, lei (signora Vardi) has sought to find out the position. The very first thing she said to Mrs Rooney was ‘send me the evidence, send me the posts. The suggestion that she is trying to hide something is quite wrong’.
Mr Tomlinson said Rebekah’s libel dispute with Coleen was a ‘very simple case’ when ‘one clears away the conspiracy theories’, adding Mrs Vardy would have to be ‘very clever or very cynical’ to have deleted swathes of her WhatsApp back-ups. He also dismissed the suggestion that Rebekah had deleted a handful of ‘incriminating’ messages to save her own skin.
Her agent Caroline Watt’s phone was dropped in the North Sea after the court asked for it to be handed over for examination. When this was referred to as Davy Jones’ Locker last week, Ms Vardy admitted she didn’t know what that meant.
‘Has Mrs Rooney proved that Mrs Vardy leaked the information from her post that she’s accused of leaking?’ Mr Tomlinson said. Ha aggiunto: ‘Mrs Vardy’s case is and always has been that she did not leak the information nor did she authorise anyone else to leak. She does not know to this day what happened,’ Mr Tomlinson said, aggiungendo: ‘She does not know where this information came from.’
Referring to the laptop that was ‘destroyed’ by Rebekah – which Mr Sherborne listed in a ‘series of unfortunate events’ of lost evidence – Mr Tomlinson said it ‘doesn’t make sense’.
‘If Mrs Vardy is the cynical deleter of evidence that Mr Sherborne makes out’, Egli ha detto, ‘a more logical response from her would be to say she threw the laptop out straight away, not wait until it was requested for forensic examination.’
He said the court must consider whether throwing away the laptop was the ‘concealment of evidence’ or doing what ‘any of us would do’, with Vardy simply throwing away a broken laptop.
Referring to Ms Watt’s phone which was dropped into the North Sea – he said it was not claimed that Rebekah had thrown the phone into the sea in a bid to conceal evidence, or had anything to do with its loss.
He said ‘we have no way of knowing’ if this was done to destroy evidence or an accident.
Rebekah Vardy sketched in the High Court yesterday where she was accused of lying and giving ‘implausible’ evidenza. She left court yesterday for an hour without explanation, returning with some Lucozade, her laptop and her lawyer
Rebekah Vardy leaves the High Court this afternoon looking teary-eyed, holding a tissue in her hand after the final day of the Wagatha Christie libel case
The tearful WAG – who broke into tears a number of times while giving evidence – was seen throwing her hands around solicitor Charlotte Harris following the conclusion of the high-profile legal battle. Vardy pictured leaving the High Court on Thursday
‘Mrs Vardy doesn’t know… and this can’t be used against her,’ Egli ha detto.
Hugh Tomlinson QC told the court that Mrs Vardy wanted to be ‘vindicated’ that she was not the person who leaked Mrs Rooney’s private information.
He highlighted the ‘negative impact’ the case had had on Mrs Vardy, aggiungendo: ‘The media is full of jokes about this case.’
‘This is a case about Mrs Vardy and the way that she has been treated by thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of people on social media. She has been subjected to abuse that goes on to this day,’ Mr Tomlinson said.
He added that Mrs Vardy had continued to receive abusive messages during the trial at the High Court.
‘This is about her trying to do something about that so she can move on with her life,’ Mr Tomlinson said.
Mr Tomlinson QC said: ‘People have different views, people behave in different ways. Mrs Rooney thought Mrs Vardy was suspiciously friendly, but people behave in different ways.’
Dopo, discussing The Sun newspaper and Mrs Rooney, the barrister said it was ‘a newspaper that she clearly loathes’ and that Mrs Rooney may disapprove of the way Mrs Vardy had sometimes been featured in it.
‘One can see why Mrs Rooney thinks that but it is not a basis for making an allegation of the kind that was made,’ Mr Tomlinson said.
Mr Tomlinson added: ‘Mrs Vardy has made mistakes. Perhaps the most serious of these may have been to trust Ms Watt as her agent.’
Mr Tomlinson denied that Rebekah and Ms Watt had ‘an obsession with the Rooneys’ and pointed out that ‘less than one per cent’ of the messages between them concerned the Rooneys.
Del 1200 pages of messages between the two women, solo 10 pages had any messages concerning Coleen or Wayne.
‘Once that is taken into account, the case can be seen in a completely different light,’ Egli ha detto.
Rebecca Vardy ‘lied under oath’, gave ‘implausible’ evidence that ‘cannot be trusted’ and deleted incriminating WhatsApp messages in a fatally flawed libel action she brought against her rival Coleen that should never have made it to the High Court, Mrs Rooney’s barrister declared yesterday.
Rebekah Vardy has said she was wrong to trust her friend and agent Caroline Watt (sinistra), who has been too ill to attend the trial, accusing her of leaking stories about Coleen
Celebrity lawyer David Sherborne claimed Mrs Vardy’s case had ‘disintegrated’ during the week-long trial in an eviscerating attack on the wife of premier League calciatore Jamie Vardy at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Mr Vardy also came in for criticism, with Mr Sherborne accusing him of not being willing to be called as a witness so he could avoid giving evidence under oath. Instead he gave a statement outside accusing Wayne Rooney of talking ‘nonsense’ about his wife.
Mrs Rooney’s bronzed barrister, who has also represented Meghan Markle, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Sir Paul McCartney and Sienna Miller, disse: ‘It’s not lost on the court, Sono sicuro, that Mr Vardy was perfectly willing to give a statement not under oath but apparently not willing to provide one for the process of these proceedings.’
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Mr Sherborne said that Mrs Vardy’s case had ‘almost entirely disintegrated’ over the course of the trial, which entered its seventh and final day yesterday.
Ha aggiunto: ‘Anyone could be forgiven for wondering how on earth this case has been allowed to get this far. Lei [Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy] finds herself at the end of a seven-day libel trial, e per cosa?’
disse il signor Sherborne: ‘Mrs Vardy was a highly unreliable witness. Her evidence should be treated with the utmost caution. Its accuracy simply cannot be trusted. The contrast in the way Mrs Rooney gave evidence could not have been clearer.’
He said Coleen ‘had been honest’ while Rebekah’s ‘evidence was ‘ill-considered and lacking in candour’.’ He said Mrs Vardy’s memory had been ‘selective’ as she gave evidence.
Referring to the ‘disappearance’ of the WhatsApp messages between Rebekah and her agent and publicist Caroline Watt, central to the case, Mr Sherborne said her explanation that the loss happened during export to her solicitors was ‘impossible.’
The fact Ms Watt’s phone was ‘dropped in the North Sea’ during a trip to Scotland was ‘fishy enough’, disse il signor Sherborne.
‘There is only one conclusion and that is that Mrs Vardy deleted the WhatsApp chat and it was a deliberate lie to cover up her wrongdoing. There is no other plausible explanation. The only conclusion the court can reach is that she deleted the WhatsApp chat and then lied under oath about it’, he told Mrs Justice Steyn.
signora Vardi, who left the courtroom with a laptop in hand about half an hour after the hearing started this morning and returned with a bottle of Lucozade an hour later, says she brought the case so she could clear her name and ‘establish her innocence and vindicate her reputation’ after Mrs Rooney accused her personally leaking false stories to The Sun in the now infamous Wagatha Christie Instagram post in October 2019.
‘The burden lies on us to establish on a balance of probabilities that the post is substantially true. It is what she [Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy] believed at the time… and it is what she believes even more so now that we have got to the end of the case’, disse il signor Sherborne.
Finishing his statement he said: ‘Mrs Rooney was right in what she said in her reveal post, and she still is’.
Mr Sherborne told the court:
- Rebekah Vardy was a ‘highly unreliable witness’ whose memory was ‘selective’ while Coleen Rooney ‘had been honest’, la corte ascolta. Mrs Rooney’s legal team accused her of lying and deliberately deleting WhatsApp messages;
- Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne also had a go at Jamie Vardy after the Leicester City striker complained about allegations of his wife Rebekah’s media antics outside the Royal Courts of Justice – but did not give evidence under oath;
- Sig Sherborne claimed Mrs Vardy had carried out ‘targeted’ deletions of her WhatsApp messages with agent Caroline Watt and said a ‘substantial’ amount of vital evidence had been lost in the case due to ‘deliberate deletion’. He told the High Court that even Rebekah’s own expert’ had concluded the way the data has been lost was ‘surprising’ saying there was ‘no plausible explanation for this’;
- Sherborne told the High Court that Rebekah had a ‘long history of setting up fake staged’ photos and pointed out how she initially denied organising the pap opportunity in Russia before claiming she couldn’t remember the incident;
- The court heard that Rebekah and her publicist Caroline Watt are the ‘only possible suspects’ for leaking Coleen’s gender selection and flooded basement posts to the media, and that it is ‘clearly more than probable’ that they secretly passed on information about Coleen’s 2019 ‘car crash’;
- Mr Sherborne said Rebekah’s excuse that she didn’t reply to Caroline Watt’s ‘it was me’ text because she was watching Dancing On Ice is ‘implausible’ and ‘inconsistent’. She claimed that ‘the word ‘leak’ comes so easily from Mrs Vardy’s mouth’;
- The barrister claimed the Wag had carried out ‘targeted’ deletions of her WhatsApp messages with Caroline Watt and said a ‘substantial’ amount of vital evidence had been lost in the case due to ‘deliberate deletion’;
- signora Vardi left the courtroom with a laptop in hand about half an hour after the hearing started this morning. She was missing for at least an hour before returning with a bottle of Lucozade just before lunch;
- MailOnline revealed that Coleen and Wayne Rooney have gone on their summer holidays with their four sons. The case was meant to finish yesterday. Una fonte ha detto: ‘It’s been a long and gruelling process for both Wayne and Coleen and they didn’t want to disappoint their children’;
Flanked by security, Rebecca Vardy, wife of Jamie Vardy, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday, on the final day of her Wagatha Christie libel trial. Yesterday Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne (giusto) accused her of lying under oath. She left the court soon afterwards for an hour
Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne is seen behind an empty bench where Coleen and Wayne Rooney had been seen on previous days
The smiling Rooneys leave court as legal experts suggested the case was going their way on Wednesday. Yesterday MailOnline revealed that they were off on holiday with their children believing the trial would be over by now – but it overran
Mrs Vardy says she brought the case so she could clear her name and ‘establish her innocence and vindicate her reputation’ after being accused of personally leaking Mrs Rooney’s Insta stories to The Sun
Jamie Vardy (pictured with his wife on Wednesday) got a hammering in court for being willing to release a statement slamming Wayne Rooney – but not giving evidence in the case. He was not in court yesterday due to a Leicester fixture tonight
David Sherborne claimed he had proved that Rebekah Vardy had ‘regularly and frequently’ leaked information to The Sun about his client and others in her sphere. Egli ha detto: ‘Just because she [Vardi] was not the one who pulled the trigger on occasion, it does not mean she was not responsible’.
Mr Sherborne also said the court ‘can and should conclude’ that the loss of WhatsApp messages between Rebekah Vardy and her publicist Caroline Watt was ‘the result of deliberate deletion’. ‘The loss of documents is substantial in this case,’ Egli ha detto.
Mr Sherborne said these were deliberately deleted – despite claims from Vardy they were lost accidentally.
He described the case as a ‘deliberate trail of destruction’ and a ‘series of improbable events’.
Vardy’s suggestion that a ‘new phone’ was responsible for the loss of messages is ‘wholly unsupported by the evidence’ disse il signor Sherborne, with no evidence a new device was used to log into Instagram.
‘If there was no new device, and the experts are agreed that there was not, then the only explanation is manual deletion,’ Ha aggiunto.
Rebekah Vardy left court at start of Day 7 clutching a laptop followed by her lawyer
Mrs Vardy did not face her rival in the courtroom yesterday – and missed a chunk of proceedings
Rebekah Vardy left the courtroom with a laptop in hand about half an hour after the hearing started.
She listened to Mr Sherborne’s speech, in which he accused her of lying under oath, with an angry look on her face and then swept out of court at 11.07am, long before the morning break and has not returned.
When she arrived in court, before the proceedings began, Rebekah gave a Sun reporter a piece of her mind, telling him that this morning’s front page story about the Vardys leaving the country for the US was ‘cruel.’
She listened to Mr Sherborne’s speech, in which he accused her of lying under oath, with an angry look on her face and then swept out of court at 11.07am, long before the morning break and had not returned at Midday.
He said Rebekah deleted the messages to ‘cover up the collusion’ between her and Ms Watts, claiming they had been ‘corrupted’ during the exporting process.
‘She says the WhatsApp export was carried out on an old laptop which stopped working between October and December 2019 and no longer functions,’ says the lawyer.
When Coleen’s legal team asked to forensically examine the laptop they were told it had been ‘disposed of’ by Rebekah because it ‘had been damaged beyond repair’.
‘No explanation has been given for this deliberate destruction of evidence’, Egli ha detto.
‘She could not recall when she actually destroyed the laptop but accepted it was after she had been told to preserve everything.’
Poi, the fact Ms Watt’s phone was ‘dropped in the north sea’ during a trip to Scotland is ‘fishy enough’, disse il signor Sherborne.
‘If Ms Watt’s phone had not been destroyed then the claimant’s messages (including all media files) would have been accessible. It was therefore necessary for both to be destroyed to properly cover up any wrongdoing and conceal discovery. RIP Ms Watts phone’.
He then pointed to the fact that the court had also not heard evidence from agent Caroline Watt who he alleged ‘clearly had repeated contact with these journalists’. Ms Watt had a ‘hand-in-glove’ relationship with Mrs Vardy, Mr Sherborne claimed, aggiungendo: ‘No Caroline Watt is like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark’.
Rebekah said in evidence that in her WhatsApp messages she had ‘used the word ‘leak’ where I probably shouldn’t use the word ‘leak’,’ .
Mr Sherborne said she had just ‘doubled down on her excuses’ in ‘another feat of linguistic gymnastics’.
He accused her of ‘deliberately lying’ and her contemporaneous messages should be given more weight than her oral evidence in the witness box.
Examining messages from Rebekah to her agent on the Danny Drinkwater leak, she said ‘I want paying for this x’.
Egli ha detto: ‘This is just another example, as with Mr Andre, where she is trading money for private information.’
Turning to the 2018 World Cup and the staged photo of Rebekah and eight other WAGs outside a St Petersburg restaurant, Mr Sherborne said she initially denied any involvement in the incident in her witness statement to the court.
‘Once we had seen the messages between her and Ms Watt, this was inconsistent with her sworn statement. She then said she did not remember the incident.
‘It was hard to keep up with her explanations as she gave evidence in relation to this leak. Her case shifted at every stage with further and more fanciful explanations being made in the witness box.’
Mr Sherborne described Rebekah’s explanation that she ‘leaked’ information about her own miscarriage ‘utterly hopeless’.
Sopra 6 agosto 2019, she messaged Ms Watt about an unidentified girl: ‘She’s gone and done it now leak the Maldives stuff x’.
An article which later appeared explained Danielle Lloyd had a miscarriage – there is no mention of the Maldives in that article, with the Maldives honeymoon reported on 11 aprile 2019.
Rebekah claimed she had not leaked anything about Ms Lloyd and said the word ‘leak’ should mean ‘publish an article about her own miscarriage in Closer Magazine’.
‘This makes no sense,’ disse il signor Sherborne.
‘It’s clear that she’s telling Ms Watt to leak private information about someone else, the Maldives stuff. One can only dread to think what it was.’
Jamie Vardy (sketched in court on Tuesday) accused Wayne Rooney of talking ‘nonsense’ about an alleged conversation about his wife’s conduct at Euro 2016 on another day of high drama evidence
Rebekah branded an ‘unreliable witness’ who told court ‘implausible’ evidence about ‘bathing children’ or watching Dancing on Ice in ‘fanciful’ claims from the witness stand
Addressing Rebekah Vardy’s credibility in the case, David Sherborne said she had given ‘implausible, throwaway explanations,’ during her time in the witness box.
Ha aggiunto: ‘These are the hallmarks of a witness whose evidence is ill considered and lacking in candour.’
Mr Sherborne later continued: ‘We say Mrs Vardy was a highly unreliable witness and her evidence should be treated with caution.’
It is ‘clearly more than probable’ that Rebekah Vardy and Caroline Watt secretly passed on information about Coleen Rooney’s 2019 ‘car crash’, the High Court has heard.
The court previously heard that Coleen had posted a public tweet saying it was ‘sad’ someone who followed her was ‘betraying’ her after an article about her car being damaged appeared in The Sun.
Mrs Vardy’s publicist Caroline Watts sent her sensational message to Rebekah having read Coleen’s angry post about the leak of the car crash story, detto: ‘It wasn’t someone she trusted – it was me’.
Mr Sherborne had asked Rebekah in cross-examination: ‘You don’t need to respond, Fai, Mrs Vardy because you know exactly what she’s talking about?
‘After you’ve done the bathing of the children, if it was that important why didn’t you come back and say, ‘I’ve just read what you’ve written. Non ci posso credere. That’s nonsense.’ ‘
Rebekah told the court: ‘Because if I may, my Lady, I have seen the conversation that follows, and without wanting to make fun of anyone it was actually Dancing on Ice, and Gemma Collins face-planting on the ice was the next message.
‘That’s what I had on in the background when I was bathing the children.’
Mr Sherborne said in his closing argument: ‘The Claimant no longer persists with her explanation that it was all a joke
‘The novel fallback argument that she missed the message because she was ‘bathing the children’ is implausible.
'Ulteriore, the later suggestion that she was watching Gemma Collins on a television programme called Dancing On Ice as she bathed them is inconsistent with her evidence in answer to an earlier question in cross-examination that she didn’t really watch TV.’
The case brought by Mrs Vardy, which has captivated millions and cost the WAGs a small fortune, was due to finish yesterday but went into extra time to allow barristers to prepare their final arguments at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Rebekah arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand at 10am, but was not accompanied by her husband Jamie who is playing for Leicester City against Chelsea tonight. She wore a £900 business-like black trouser suit with a green top. It was also the first time she wore her hair down and without sunglasses. She added a £5,000 heart-shaped rose gold Chopard diamond necklace around her throat.
The Rooneys are believed to have booked to go abroad believing it would all be over by now. The couple have sat through every day of the evidence but missed yesterday’s closing speeches because they had a holiday booked with their children Kai, Sarah Harding rivela di essere quasi morta di sepsi ed era in a, Klay and Kit.
The family were given permission from the judge to be absent. Mrs Justice Steyn will hear the final arguments yesterday before publishing a written judgment in the coming weeks.
It’s not known where the family are off for their sunshine break, but it has been timed for the end of the Championship season, which saw manager Wayne’s Derby County relegated to League One after finishing second from bottom. Pre-season training will begin again in early to mid June.
The blockbuster trial has captivated millions with its twists and turns, and even split households into #TeamRooney or #TeamVardy factions.
The High Court trial centres around a viral social media post in October 2019, in which Coleen, 36, said she had carried out a ‘sting operation’ and accused Rebekah, 40, di far trapelare "storie false".’ sulla sua vita privata alla stampa.
Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy, the wife of former England footballer Wayne Rooney, publicly claimed an account behind three fake stories she had posted on a personal Instagram account with The Sun newspaper was Rebekah’s.
Rebecca, who is married to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s wife for libel, while Coleen is defending the claim on the basis her post was ‘substantially true’.
Over six days in courtroom number 13 at the Royal Courts of Justice, the pair have each given evidence, as has Rooney, anche 36, who played for Everton and Manchester United and now manages Derby County.
Outlining Rebekah’s case on May 10, her barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC said she had ‘no choice’ but to bring the case against Coleen so she could clear her name and ‘establish her innocence and vindicate her reputation’.
David Sherborne, representing Coleen, told judge Mrs Justice Steyn that the case is essentially a ‘detective story’ and ‘like any good detective story, you never find a person standing over the body with a smoking gun’.
He said there was ‘inference’, aggiungendo: ‘You just have to conclude that it is more likely than not that Mrs Vardy was responsible, either directly or through Ms (Caroline – Amico e agente della signora Vardy) Watt.’
Both footballers’ wives have been seated just feet apart in court, in front of their barristers, for each day of the hearing. There was no hearing yesterday, but Rooney has attended every day. Vardy only appeared on Tuesday.
The fake stories Coleen planted on her Instagram during the sting operation featured her travelling to Mexico for a ‘gender selection’ procedura, her planning to return to TV and the basement flooding at her home.
In a now infamous post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, lei scrisse: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. Suo ……….. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
MailOnline readers on either #TeamVardy or #TeamRooney have called for the case to be televised – and joked about bringing out the popcorn rather than doing a day’s work – while completely captivated by three days of Rebekah’s extraordinary evidence, Coleen’s debut in the witness box and star witness Rooney’s testimony.
Others have obsessed over the rivals’ expensive outfits as they arrive and the often comical court sketches of Rooney, whose drawn likeness has been compared to Lenin, Mike Tyson and even the humble Maris Piper potato.
In six days of evidence, Rebekah compared Peter Andre ‘s penis to a ‘chipolata’, and there were tears of laughter when she said arguing with Coleen was like arguing with a pigeon because ‘it’s still going to s**t in your hair’.
There were more laughs when Vardy was bamboozled by a reference to Davy Jones’ Locker when the court heard her phone ended up at the bottom of the North Sea. Then Coleen revealed for the first time that she split from her husband Wayne, who blushed in court as she described how he was caught drink-driving with a ‘party girl’.
The celebrity lawyers earning a fortune from the £3m Wagatha Christie case – and the judge who will make the final ruling in the libel action of the year
David Sherborne (sinistra), 53, is acting for Mrs Rooney. He has represented an array of stars including Johnny Depp in the London case. Hugh Tomlinson QC (giusto), che rappresenta la signora Vardy, is a top-flight privacy silk who has launched a number of battles with the Press in a wide-spanning career. He is a board member of campaign group Hacked Off.
Karen Margaret Steyn QC is sworn in as a Justice of the High Court in 2019
Mr Sherborne also has a reputation as the barrister the rich and famous turn to for legal assistance – his previous client list includes Diana, Principessa del Galles, Hollywood actor Michael Douglas and former prime minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie.
Mrs Rooney’s barrister is no stranger to high-profile libel trials at the Royal Courts of Justice, notably representing Johnny Depp in the actor’s 2020 libel claim against the publisher of the Sun, News Group Newspapers (NGN).
L'avvocato, called to the bar in 1992, has also represented dozens of claimants, including celebrities, suing NGN over phone hacking at the News Of The World.
Hugh Tomlinson QC
An experienced media barrister, Mr Tomlinson is at the front of Mrs Vardy’s legal team in the libel case.
Called to the bar in 1983, his previous clients include the Prince of Wales in his legal battle against the Mail on Sunday over his diaries, easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and oligarch Roman Abramovich.
Mr Tomlinson, who became a QC in 2002, is a board member of campaign group Hacked Off.
Signora giustizia Steyn
Il giudice dell'Alta Corte che sovrintende al caso, Signora giustizia Steyn (nella foto a destra) was appointed in 2019 and sits in the Queen’s Bench Division – the part of the High Court which deals with defamation, personal injury and breach of contract claims.
As well as overseeing the ‘Wagatha Christie’ Richiesta, other prominent cases she has heard include Arron Banks’ libel claim against journalist Carole Cadwalladr and the FDA union’s unsuccessful legal challenge over Boris Johnson’s decision to support Priti Patel following bullying accusations.
The daughter of former Law Lord Lord Steyn, Mrs Justice Steyn covered a variety of cases as a barrister, including a case over the expansion of Heathrow airport.
Giorno 6 – Jamie Vardy accuses Wayne Rooney of talking ‘nonsense’ about his wife before leaving early after Rebekah falls ill
The Vardys leave early
Rebecca Vardy (R) e suo marito, Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy (L) leave the Royal Courts of Justice early on Wednesday
Rebekah Vardy dramatically left the Wagatha Christie libel trial early on Tuesday after her husband accused Wayne Rooney of ‘talking nonsense’ about them.
Jamie Vardy led his wife out of the High Court during a ten-minute interval.
Pochi istanti dopo, her legal team told the judge she had gone because she ‘was not feeling very well’.
The Rooneys appeared in good spirits and were smiling as they left court at the end of the day’s proceedings, as legal experts predicted the case was going their way.
poiché gli è stato vietato di guidare per due anni e gli è stato dato: Roy Hodgson asked me to speak to Jamie about his wife
Wayne Rooney was the star witness on Day 6 of the Wagatha Christie trial
England manager Roy Hodgson (sinistra) talks to Jamie Vardy (seconda a sinistra) as Wayne Rooney (seconda a destra) watches on during a training session at Stade de Bourgognes in Chantilly during the Euro 2016 tournament in France
Wayne Rooney told the High Court there was ‘a lot of negativity’ surrounding Mrs Vardy’s column for The Sun and so he agreed to ask Vardy ‘to ask his wife to calm down’.
Rooney recalled sitting down with his teammate over a can of Red Bull and a coffee in the England squad’s games room during the competition in France.
Egli ha detto: ‘I remember the conversation I had with Jamie. It was awkward for me to speak to a teammate about his wife. It wasn’t my place to speak to Mrs Vardy. I was asked to speak to Mr Vardy and I followed those instructions.’
Rooney said he did not know whether Vardy had raised the issue with his wife, detto: ‘If Jamie gives that information to his wife or not is not down to me.’ He was asked whether he was certain the conversation took place and replied: ‘I’m sat here under oath. io 100 per cent spoke to Mr Vardy on the situation. Ancora, if he wants to relay that back to his wife that’s entirely his business.’
…but Jamie brands his evidence ‘nonsense’
After Wayne’s evidence Jamie Vardy put out a statement denying it was true – but stopped short of accusing his former England teammate of perjury
Around two hours later, Vardy issued the statement through his wife’s PR agent. Egli ha detto: ‘Wayne is talking nonsense. He must be confused because he never spoke to me about issues concerning Becky’s media work at Euro 2016.
‘There was nothing to speak about, I know this because I discuss everything with Becky.’
The Vardys arrived at court hand in hand, and continued to hold hands throughout most of the morning’s hearing. signora Vardi, who wore a £1,100 navy trouser suit by US designer Veronica Beard, briefly rested her head on her husband’s shoulder when they arrived back in the court after the lunch break.
They failed to reappear in court after the ten-minute mid-afternoon break, when Mrs Vardy’s legal team announced she had left because she was feeling unwell. It was the second day in a row that the 40-year-old left early.
Wayne Rooney says Coleen became ‘a different mother and a different wife’ as she ‘struggled’ with fallout from her 2019 Wagatha Christie post
Wayne Rooney arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday morning before he gave evidence
Wayne Rooney claimed his wife Coleen Rooney had become a ‘different mother and a different wife’, adding that she had ‘really struggled’ with the fallout from her notorious ‘Wagatha Christie’ post three years ago.
Rooney also revealed he was asked by England manager Roy Hodgson to request that Jamie Vardy asked his wife Rebekah to ‘calm down’ during Euro 2016 in Francia, as the £3million trial continued at the High Court in London. Court observers said there was ‘lots of whispering’ between Rebekah and Vardy during Rooney’s evidence.
Rooney, the side’s captain, said he was pulled aside by Hodgson and his assistant Gary Neville and asked to raise the ‘awkward’ issue with Vardy over concerns that Rebekah was ‘causing problems and distractions’ for the team. He told the court about the conversation with Vardy, detto: ‘We were in the games room, there was table tennis. I spoke to him, he had a can of Red Bull and I had a coffee, I remember those details because it was so awkward.’
Speaking about Hodgson’s request, ha detto Rooney: ‘They asked me to, as captain, would I be able to speak to Mr Vardy on issues regarding his wife and I think we all knew we spoke about it, it was an awkward subject.’ Among the issues was the idea Rebekah had ‘some kind of column in The Sun’, la corte ha sentito. Rooney said the boss wanted him ‘to ask his wife to calm down and not bring any issues off the field that were unnecessary’.
Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC asked him: ‘Ask his wife to calm down… she wasn’t dancing on tables?’ Rooney – who had earlier sworn to tell the truth while holding a Bible in his hand – disse: 'No, I wasn’t aware of that. It was a lot of negativity amongst a lot of media coverage which as a group of players and as the manager of England he didn’t want that to happen, so he asked would I be able to speak to Jamie and I went and done so.’
Rooney added: ‘I think there was a few things at the time with Rebekah which the leaders of the team asked me to speak to Jamie about. I was at the understanding Rebekah had a column in The Sun newspaper and as I state… I obviously had better things on my mind. It was obviously awkward for me.’
Coleen’s ‘fake’ Instagram posts about gender selection in Mexico and a flooded basement
As part of the ‘sting operation’ Coleen Rooney planted three false stories on her private Instagram account, with the viewers restricted to only Rebekah Vardy’s account, to see whether they would be leaked to The Sun newspaper. One of these stories was posted on April 8, 2019, with Coleen claiming she was travelling to Mexico to look into a procedure to determine a baby’s sex. ‘Let’s go and see what this gender selection is all about,’ Mrs Rooney posted, accompanied with a number of heart emojis
The post that resulted in a newspaper article headlined ‘Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s £20million ‘Morrisons mansion’ flooded during Storm Lorenzo’. The court heard that the post, only visible to Rebekah’s Instagram account, showed a bottle of wine and was captioned: ‘Needed after today… flood in the basement of our new house… when it all seemed to be going so well’
A gennaio 22, 2019, Coleen Rooney posted a picture on her private Instagram, showing damage to her car after a collision. The next day Rebekah Vardy says in a WhatsApp message to Caroline Watt: ‘She’s a nasty b***h x’ and ‘I’ve taken a big dislike to her!… Would love to leak those stories x’. Rebekah claims her comments were not about Coleen
The three stories posted by Coleen Rooney on her private Instagram account as part of her ‘Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy‘ investigation were revealed in court documents as the bomshell £3million libel trial continued.
Coleen has said she planted the stories – two of which were fake – as part of a ‘sting operation’, with the viewers restricted to only Rebecca Vardy‘s account, to see whether they would be leaked to The Sun newspaper.
The true one of these stories revealed in the High Court papers in London this morning was posted by Coleen on January 22, 2019 when she uploaded a picture on the private account, showing damage to her car after a collision.
The next day Rebekah said in a message to her agent Caroline Watt: ‘She’s a nasty b***h x’ and ‘I’ve taken a big dislike to her!… Would love to leak those stories x’. Rebekah claims her comments were not about Coleen.
Rebekah Vardy ‘gave a photographer access to her Instagram account so he could sell stories’
The court had previously heard Rebekah sat behind Coleen to ‘maximise media attention’
Rebekah Vardy gave a photographer access to her Instagram account so he could sell stories, la corte ha sentito.
Public relations consultant Penelope Addarewa told how she was in a bistro with ‘a well known’ person who she overheard discussing the matter with photographer Danny Hayward.
She said she was ‘taken aback’ after hearing the ‘revelations.
Mrs Addarewa said the claim was made during a 10-15 minute conversation which took place in the aftermath of Coleen Rooney’s bombshell post and the ‘media storm that followed in October 2019.
Lei disse: ‘They were talking about Coleen and Rebekah and how it’s all going off here’. Danny said Becky was keeping to her story or words to that effect. He was talking a lot about Becky. He was just so blaze. I was just taken aback. I was really surprised.’
L'uomo del mistero, known only as ‘Y’ in the court, was speaking to Mr Hayward had not arrived at the meeting but the conversation took place on a speakerphone.
She said in her statement: ‘The topic of Mrs Rooney and Mrs Vardy came up during their ‘chat’.
‘I cannot recall what exactly got them on to the topic but I specifically recall Danny mentioning that he had a means of access to Mrs Vardy’s Instagram account and how he had that means of access for a long time.
‘Their discussion of this topic was promoted by Mrs Rooney’s statement some days earlier. Danny seemed to be speaking as though he even had a means of access to Mrs Vardy’s Instagram account at the time of the meeting.
‘Danny also mentioned that he had been involved in the sale of stories using Mrs Vardy’s Instagram account as the source for the story.
‘Y and Danny did not discuss the specifics of any particular story but he spoke openly in general terms about the fact that stories were sold with Mrs Vardy’s Instagram account as the source.
‘I specifically recall Danny saying that Mrs Vardy was not only aware that Danny had a means of access to her account but also that she was well aware that access had been and was being used to take content and pass it to the press.
‘This much was abundantly clear to me from listening to the exchange, though there was no express discussion of Mrs Vardy personally benefitting from a financial perspective and it would therefore be speculative for me to suggest so.’
She said the ‘boasts’ were said in a ‘blaze’ modo. Mrs Adaarewa added: ‘From the discussions between them it was clear to me that they all worked closely together regularly, including Caroline Watt, who had been scheduled to attend the meeting but who had not in fact attended, and that they had worked and collaborated together on what seemed like a number of matters in the past. ‘
She declined to give the name of the mystery man saying it was ‘unfair’ and she did not want to ‘upset his work’. She said the meeting was unrelated.
Giorno 5 – Coleen lays bare her ‘Scousetrap’ plot that saw her accuse rival WAG Rebekah of leaking ‘fake stories’
Euro 2016 seating row behind Coleen that led to a FA official being told to ‘f**k off’
Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy at the 2016 Group B match between England v Wales at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens
Rebekah Vardy’s evidence about why she sat behind Coleen Rooney at a football match is ‘simply untrue’, a former Football Association (Centro nazionale per la sicurezza informatica) employee has told the High Court.
Harpreet Robertson, a former ticketing manager and family liaison officer for the FA, was questioned over the seating arrangements at one of England’s matches at Euro 2016.
Ms Robertson told the court she believed Mrs Vardy made a ‘choice’ to sit in seats behind Mrs Rooney at the match, alleging in her witness statement that Mrs Vardy’s evidence over this was ‘simply untrue’.
In her own witness statement, disse la signora Vardy: ‘We went to a game one day and Coleen and her family were sitting in our seats. Rather than make a fuss we sat in the nearest seats available.’
Mrs Vardy denied she had intentionally swapped seats to be seen near Mrs Rooney and in the pictures.
However in her witness statement, Mrs Robertson said: ‘Becky never expressly refused to take the seats that she had been allocated, her guests did this instead, but it appeared that she wanted to be sat in the seats that were right in the eye line of anyone looking at, or photographing, Coleen’.
Ms Robertson added: ‘The following morning, the tabloid papers were full of photographs of her sat directly behind Coleen. This was precisely the kind of media attention that the FA, Molti la lodano per aver "salvato il 2020,, had tried to avoid.’
L'amministratore delegato di Crown, Michael Branson, e la responsabile delle risorse umane dell'azienda, Laura Attrill, Ms Robertson also said that she would reserve seats at matches for her and FA security team members, but found a number of people already sat in those seats.
Ha continuato: ‘I asked them to move but they refused and were incredibly rude and abusive to me, remarking words to the effect of ‘we can sit where we like, f*** off’.
‘Scousetrap’ sting operation revealed by Coleen
Uno schizzo dell'artista di corte Priscilla Coleman di Coleen Rooney, guardato da suo marito Wayne, mentre testimonia presso le Royal Courts Of Justice
Coleen said despite never being friends with Rebekah, she became suspicious of the rival WAG when she began ‘fishing for information’.
She said the ‘Scousetrap’ sting was not ‘plucked out of thin air’, saying she had thought long and hard before making the now-infamous social media post accusing Rebekah.
Descrivendo come la sua indagine ha iniziato a prendere slancio, Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy disse: "C'erano un certo numero di cose che si sommavano con le altre. Non l'ho semplicemente strappato dal nulla.
"Sospettavo che questa persona avesse una relazione con The Sun, quindi l'ho cercato su Google, guardato gli articoli passati e ho visto il collegamento tra Rebekah Vardy e The Sun.
'Questa cosa non è stata pensata solo dall'oggi al domani. Ci ho pensato a lungo. Come ho detto, non sono uno che salta solo sulle cose.’
Lei disse: 'Stavo cercando di ottenere più informazioni e metterle insieme alle informazioni che già avevo. Ho pensato a Rebekah Vardy. There was no other person who my private Instagram who was in a position to give this information to The Sun.
Ha aggiunto che è diventata sospettosa di Rebekah perché avrebbe "regolarmente".’ messaggio a Coleen quando c'era copertura della stampa sulla moglie di Wayne Rooney.
Dire che Rebekah "non era nella mia cerchia", ha detto Coleen: “Mi è sembrato che quando mi ha contattato fosse per cercare di ottenere informazioni da me.’
Coleen Rooney ramped up her Wagatha Christie ‘sting’ amid reports of husband Wayne’s ‘misbehaving’ with a barmaid
Coleen admitted for the first time that she split from her husband Wayne and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with ‘party girl’ Laura Simpson (nella foto)
Coleen revealed how she personally doubled down in her secret ‘Wagatha Christie’ indagine quando suo marito Wayne si "comportava male".’ con una barista bionda durante una sbronza di dieci ore con i compagni di squadra in Florida.
Coleen also admitted keeping her probe secret from the former England captain – as well as lying to Rebekah Vardy after being asked why she had unfollowed her on Instagram, as the women’s £3million libel trial continued.
London’s High Court heard the sting gathered momentum at a time when Rooney was ‘misbehaving.’ Asked if that was the case by Rebekah’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC, Coleen replied: ‘There’s been a few unfortunate things that have happened and they have been publicised. It’s happened quite a few times and I’ve dealt with it. We’ve dealt with it as a couple, come una famiglia. There are a few things that have been publicised over a few years.’
Speaking of Rebekah’s response to her ‘troubles’, ha detto Coleen: ‘I did feel that when there’s tough times going on, I felt Mrs Vardy would message more. I felt It’s when there are things in the news, she would message me and say How are you?'. I felt like it was fishing for information.’
The court heard one occasion when Rebekah went ‘fishing for information’ happened hours after her husband allegedly ‘spent time’ with the barmaid in Florida. Coleen told how Rebekah got in contact after The Sun told how she was threatening to quit the US and return to Britain after Rooney’s encounter with Vicki Rosiek when he was playing for DC United in Washington.
Making contact with Coleen at lunchtime on February 11 2019, the day after the article appeared, Rebekah wrote: ‘Hi my love! Hope you are ok! Just saw another s***ty story online! Can they not just leave you guys alone…I don’t know how you do it! È implacabile…stay strong. Sending hugs.
Coleen replied: 'Grazie, just a pain in a**e…it’s the kids half term so just gonna come home.’ Messaging Coleen back, Rebekah wrote: ‘It’s a joke! Annoys me someone close to you is clearly selling you out! And for what…I don’t blame you come home and be with your family’.
Rebekah’s ‘evil’ messaggi
Texts between Caroline Watt and Rebekah Vardy in which they discuss Coleen unfollowing Rebekah and footballer Danny Drinkwater’s arrest for drink-driving
Talking about Rebekah’s frequent exchanges with her publicist Caroline Watt about her private life, which emerged during the libel case, ha detto Coleen: ‘She’s got no need to talk about me. I just felt that the messages that went on between them are evil and uncalled for’.
These included Rebekah apparently calling Coleen a ‘c***’ for unfollowing her on Instagram.
Coleen told the judge: They’re totally the opposite of the truth. Non sono una persona cattiva. It’s totally untrue. I didn’t think there was any need for it/’It’s nothing to do with them.’
She added of Rebekah: ‘I didn’t trust her – I didn’t believe her. I did not believe a word that was coming out of her mouth.’
She said she wasn’t trying to portray Rebekah as ‘a valiant’ and thought much of the response to her post was ‘ridiculous’.
Coleen said she ‘hated every minute’ of the furore which erupted.
She accepted she had images on her phone which made light of the matter including references to the Scooby Doo gang ‘unmasking a villain’ and comparisons with Agatha Christie.
But she insisted she was not ‘delighted’ with the reaction to the post.
ha detto Coleen: ‘No I wasn’t. I have never craved press attention. I have had it and I have accepted it. I have never drawn attention to myself.’
Coleen also told how she kept tabs on whether stories had been published about her during her investigation by making online checks. Lei disse: ‘Sometimes I do Google News and click my name in and articles come up.’
And Coleen told of her shock at receiving a legal letter of complaint about a month after the Wagatha Christie post. Lei disse: ‘I was quite spooked by that, I’ve never been in a position to be sent a lawyer’s letter before. Any lawyer’s letter would be threatening to me, I’ve never had one before.’
Asked about trolling directed at Rebekah after the post, lei disse: ‘It was disgusting, I would never wish that on anyone.’
Coleen Rooney claims she ‘hated every minute’ of Wagatha Christie fallout
Coleen Rooney claimed that she ‘hated every minute’ del Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy fallout after accusing Rebecca Vardy of leaking ‘fake’ stories to the media, even though her £3million libel trial heard she saved a Scooby Doo meme about her ‘unmasking the villain’ saved on her phone.
The £3million libel trial heard Coleen saved a Scooby Doo meme about her ‘unmasking the villain’ saved on her phone
Rebekah’s barrister last week claimed that fellow Wag Coleen had revelled’ in the national reaction to her bombshell October 2019 inviare.
But Wayne Rooney’s wife told Londra‘s High Court that she thought much of the response to her post was ‘ridiculous’ and said she was ‘not delighted’ by the reaction. Questo arriva quando Cher ha affrontato il suo controverso tweet in cui ha teorizzato che forse "avrebbe potuto aiutare: ‘I have never craved press attention in my life, I have had it and I have accepted it and I have tried to cope with it, and I have lived my life as best as I can in the public eye.’
Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC said Coleen had used her fame for ‘commercial purposes’, to which she answered: ‘Yeah I have been fortunate that things have come my way and I have took the opportunities and used them.
She said she had appeared in a Netflix documentary that was about Wayne, poi aggiunto: ‘I wanted to continue at school but the pressure became quite big at a young age.
‘I felt like that was something that I could then control in a way and I think I have done a lot and obviously I haven’t worked for a while because I have had children and I just wanted to be a mum. But I never wanted to be in the public eye, I was thrown into it and I have worked with it.’
Coleen didn’t confront Rebekah before Wagatha Christie post ‘because she didn’t believe a word that was coming out of her mouth’
Coleen said she did not believe Rebekah would ‘tell the truth anyway, even if I confronted her’. Asked whether the best thing to do would have been to warn her this was going on, she asserted that Rebekah had told a ‘lot of lies’.
In modo cruciale, she added that not only did she think it was Rebekah’s account that was leaking stories to The Sun, but also Rebekah herself was aware. ‘I believe she knew all along’, lei disse.
Inoltre, Coleen told how she did not contact her rival after making her Wagatha Christie discovery as ‘did not believe a word that was coming out of her mouth’.
Explaining why she made her ‘It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s Account’ post instead of contacting Rebekah, she told the court ‘I thought maybe if I did approach her she might twist it and cover it up somehow and might not be truthful so I didn’t give her the opportunity.’
Asked about Rebekah’s response to the post she said: ‘She said she had zero interest in what was going on in my life which I didn’t think was true because she talks about me a lot. So that was a lie.’
Coleen used a photo of her niece to give Rebekah Vardy the false impression she was ‘broody’
Coleen Rooney used a photo of her niece as part of the sting operation, l'Alta Corte ha sentito.
She posted a photo of herself with her brother’s daughter, captioned ‘Broody’, which she admitted under questioning from Rebekah’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson, was to give the false impression to Rebekah that she longed for a baby girl.
The photographs were of her niece, la corte ha sentito, but her family would ‘not know what I was doing with them’.
Lei disse: ‘I have photographs with the little girl but it doesn’t say gender selection.’
Coleen explained that around that time she accepted a friend request, [from footballer Tom Cleverley] which is why some stories show they have been viewed by two people – including Rebekah.
Asked if she unblocked her other followers from her story shortly afterwards, ha detto Coleen: che avrebbe dovuto portare gli Stati Uniti all'oro’
She said this was so she could carry on with her holiday, and post things that she would normally post.
Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy: I lied to Vardy when I unfollowed her – and wouldn’t be bothered if she did the same to me
Coleen Rooney has admitted keeping her ‘Wagatha Christie’ probe secret from husband Wayne – as well as lying to Rebekah Vardy after being asked why she had unfollowed her on Instagram, as their libel trial continued.
Asked by Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC at the High Court in London this morning why she had not told the ex-England captain about it, Coleen replied: ‘One thing I don’t do is put any troubles or worries on anyone else.
‘I don’t like to put pressure on anyone until I need to. That’s what I’ve always done. I wanted to do it for myself without telling anyone. There’s trust and there’s trust. It was quite hard keeping it to myself but I had to do it if I wanted to find out who was doing it to me.’
During cross-examination about her actions, 36-year-old Coleen also told Mr Tomlinson at the £3million trial: ‘Yes I did lie, it was a cover-up for what I was investigating, I had my suspicions.’
The court heard that Coleen unfollowed Rebekah in early 2019 and received a message a month later asking her if Rebekah had ‘done something to offend you.’ The court heard that on March 3 quell'anno, Rebekah sent Coleen a note saying: ‘I saw you had unfollowed me and I wasn’t following you anymore on Instagram…just wanted to ask if I had done something or offended you in anyway? Literally only noticed the other day’.
Coleen admitted she ‘told her a fib’ in her reply, saying she ‘didn’t even know’ – adding that her children used her phone often and she would check to see what happened. Infatti, the court was told that she had deliberately unfollowed her because of concerns that stories were being leaked from her account.
Giorno 4 – Coleen reveals her marriage was on the rocks due to Wayne’s naughtiness as Mrs Vardy breaks down in the dock over online hate
My marriage almost fell apart after Wayne’s drink-driving, Coleen Rooney tells court
I Rooney camminano tra una folla di fotografi mentre lasciavano la Royal Courts of Justice il quarto giorno del processo Wagatha Christie: Coleen made her first appearance in the witness box after Rebekah Vardy’s tearful evidence
One day four of the trial Mrs Rooney, pictured here with her husband Wayne in a court sketch, battled wits with Rebekah Vardy’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson, QC
Coleen told the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial how her marriage almost fell apart after her husband Wayne was caught drink-driving with a party girl.
Taking to the witness stand for the first time on day four of the £3million trial at the High Court, Mrs Rooney recalled the aftermath of the incident involving former office worker Laura Simpson in 2017, when she and their children stayed with her parents.
Mrs Rooney, who claims fellow Wag Rebekah Vardy leaked stories about her private life to the Press, disse: ‘I was in a vulnerable situation… I didn’t know how my marriage was going to work out.
'Io e Wayne stavamo cercando di capire la nostra relazione e dove stavamo andando. But I didn’t want the public to know that… Non mi ero deciso: 'Questo è, we are getting back together.’
She said she nearly split from former England striker Mr Rooney as she described the upset caused by a newspaper story stemming from a private Instagram post at the time, featuring her husband and their children in pyjamas.
Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy: Sarah Harding caught Vardy taking pictures inside her handbag
Sarah Harding is said to have got into an argument with Rebekah after spotting her taking photos inside her handbag
La storia – che è stato pubblicato su diversi giornali scandalistici dell'epoca – è stato menzionato da Coleen Rooney in documenti scritti ha presentato all'Alta Corte come parte del processo per diffamazione da 3 milioni di sterline a Wagatha Christie.
ha affermato Coleen: ‘She got in a spat with former Girls Aloud group member Sarah Harding during the 2018 evento perché Sarah apparentemente ha sorpreso Becky a scattare fotografie del contenuto della borsetta di Sarah quando Sarah l'aveva lasciata cadere sul pavimento.
"La loro disputa è apparsa successivamente su The Sun.’
Message about my late sister made me ‘sick’, says Mrs Rooney
On another day of bombshell revelations in the trial, Mrs Rooney, 36, said in written evidence that a message between Mrs Vardy, 40, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, and her agent Caroline Watt referencing her deceased sister ‘knocked me sick’ when it was disclosed.
Mrs Rooney wrote in her statement: ‘While they were discussing her messaging me in order to cover her tracks, Becky says to Caroline Watt, ‘Maybe I should say something about Rosie’.
‘Rosie is a reference to my sister who suffered with Rett syndrome and passed away in 2013 all'età di appena 14.
‘The mere fact that Becky would suggest seeking to use Rosie’s name in conversation with me in order to put me off the scent of suspecting Becky as the person responsible for leaking my private information to The Sun is really low and sad. It actually knocked me sick when I read that message from Becky to Caroline.’
Rebecca: I was bullied and manipulated and need to clear my name
Rebekah Vardy told London’s High Court that she feels she has been ‘bullied and manipulated’ during the Wagatha Christie libel trial, and denied throwing her PR agent Caroline Watt ‘under a bus’.
Jamie Vardy’s wife said she pressed on with legal action despite a letter from Coleen’s solicitors which she perceived as a ‘threat’ because she ‘didn’t do anything wrong’.
Asked how she has found giving evidence this week, disse Rebecca: ‘Exhausting, intimidatorio, Mi sento come se fossi stato vittima di bullismo e manipolato'.
Explaining her motivation for suing Coleen for libel, singhiozzò: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong – I wanted to clear my name, and not just for me, for my family and my children.’
She also denied personally leaking information to The Sun, denied speaking to or messaging any journalists about any of Coleen’s posts, denied asking her agent Ms Watt to pass on information and denied deleting messages from her WhatsApp.
Rebekah also said said the suggestion that she had thrown under agent ‘under a bus’ in the case was ‘not right’.
I was scared I was going to lose the baby, emotional Rebekah tells High Court
An emotional Rebekah Vardy said that she feared she was going to lose her fourth baby after Coleen Rooney accused the WAG of leaking stories to the Press in October 2019.
London’s High Court has heard how Rebekah was subjected to abuse and threats after Coleen’s Wagatha Christie post to Instagram while Jamie Vardy’s wife was heavily pregnant.
Asked to describe her state of mind at the time the allegations were made, she told her laywer: «Ansia costante, attacco di panico, and I was scared I was going to lose the baby’.
She began sobbing again when asked about her state of mind when she had her fourth baby, barely two months after Coleen’s Wagatha post.
‘I wasn’t in a good place,’ lei disse.
Asked when her daughter was born, lei disse, pianto, 28tuttavia la causa esatta è ancora in fase di studio, 2019 and repeated the date. She was offered the chance to compose herself, but continued giving evidence.
Rebekah Vardy DENIED telling her PR agent to leak Coleen Rooney’s car crash to the press
Rebekah Vardy has denied instructing her agent Caroline Watt to view Coleen Rooney’s private Instagram account to leak information about the WAG’s 2019 car crash to the Press.
London’s High Court has heard how Ms Watt texted Rebekah admitting that she had given information about Coleen’s crash in Washington DC to The Sun newspaper.
Rebekah said it ‘appeared’ that Ms Watt was the source of the story, but said she didn’t reply to her text because she was too engrossed watching Gemma Collins’ Dancing On Ice ‘faceplant’.
Mr Tomlinson asked: ‘Were you instructing Caroline Watt to go into the Instagram to obtain information to leak to The Sun?’
Rebecca ha risposto: 'No, I wasn’t’.
Giorno 3 – An emotional Mrs Vardy needs breaks after tears on the dock after admitting: ‘I don’t know who Davy Jones is’
Rebekah Vardy on Davy Jones’ Mescola e abbina colori e motivi per un effetto eclettico che garantisce allegria
Rebecca (seen in a court sketch giving evidence) asked the High Court ‘who’s Davy Jones?’ following a nautical reference by Coleen Rooney’s barrister as the £3million Wagatha Christie libel trial continued for a third day
London’s High Court burst into laughter after Rebekah Vardy admitted she didn’t know who Davy Jones was while being questioned over a missing mobile.
Her agent Caroline Watt’s phone was dropped in the North Sea after the court asked for it to be handed over for examination.
Coleen’s team have accused Rebekah of deleting key evidence that, si dice, avrebbe dimostrato che Rebekah aveva fatto trapelare storie ai media.
Coleen’s lawyer Mr Sherborne said: "Sappiamo che il telefono della signora Watt è ora in Davy Jones’ Mescola e abbina colori e motivi per un effetto eclettico che garantisce allegria, non noi?, signora Vardi?’
Rebecca allora rispose: 'Mi dispiace, Non so chi sia Davy Jones', saying didn’t watch much TV. The judge then had to describe Mr Sherborne’s nautical reference to the sea bed.
Arguing with Coleen Rooney is as pointless as arguing with a pigeon: ‘It’s still going to s**t in your hair
One of the highlights so far was Rebekah Vardy’s comments about arguing with Coleen Rooney was ‘as pointless as arguing with a pigeon’.
Mrs Vardy gave to a newspaper after Mrs Rooney’s ‘Wagatha Christie’ inviare, in which she denied being behind the leaks and said she was devastated by the abuse she received.
Mrs Vardy told the Daily Mail, when asked if the pair had argued: ‘That would be like arguing with a pigeon.
‘You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s*** in your hair.’
Gemma Collins’ faceplant distracted me from WhatsApping my agent, says Mrs Vardy
Rebekah Vardy has claimed that she was too distracted by Gemma Collins’ Dancing On Ice ‘faceplant’ to respond when her PR agent admitted she was the source of the Coleen Rooney car crash leak.
The court heard that Caroline Watt admitted she had been the source of the Honda car crash story. It came at the end of the pair’s discussion when Ms Watt simply wrote: ‘It was me.’
Rebekah agreed that the message ‘appeared to confirm Caroline Watt was the source of the story’.
She said she did not respond to the message as it was the children’s bath time then she was further distracted by ‘Gemma Collins’ faceplant’ in Dancing on Ice.
She was referring to the moment the celebrity tripped and fell face-first on the ice during one of the routines in the ITV show.
Tears in the witness box
Rebekah Vardy was accused of betraying her friends and her husband’s teammates as she was grilled over WhatsApp messages in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ processo per diffamazione.
She broke down repeatedly, leading to two emergency breaks in court.
In five hours of gruelling cross-examination, which at one point left her in tears, Rebekah denied she encouraged her agent to ‘stalk’ Coleen Rooney’s private Instagram and leak stories about her and other Wags.
Rebecca, 40, was confronted with messages in which she discussed leaking and selling stories, and faced repeated accusations that she was lying to the court to protect the ‘last shred’ of her case against Coleen.
She rejected accusations she had revealed ‘juicy information’ to settle scores with rival Wags, while courting positive publicity by arranging staged photographs and interviews to promote her image.
'Se sono onesto, Stavo bevendo': Rebekah blames booze for memory lapses
Cronologia di Wagatha Christie: Come Coleen e Rebekah sono di lunga data, una guerra spietata si è svolta davanti agli occhi del mondo
settembre 2017 a ottobre 2019 – The Sun pubblica una serie di articoli su Coleen, compreso il fatto che si è recata in Messico per esaminare la "selezione del sesso del bambino".’ trattamento, il suo piano per rilanciare la sua carriera televisiva e l'allagamento del suo seminterrato.
ottobre 9, 2019 – Coleen usa i social media per accusare Rebekah di vendere storie dal suo account Instagram privato ai tabloid.
Coleen afferma di aver trascorso cinque mesi cercando di capire chi condivideva informazioni su di lei e sulla sua famiglia in base ai post che aveva pubblicato sulla sua pagina personale sui social media.
Dopo aver condiviso una serie di 'falsi’ storie e utilizzando un processo di eliminazione, Coleen afferma che sono stati visualizzati da un account Instagram, appartenente a Rebecca.
Rebecca, poi incinta del suo quinto figlio, nega le accuse e afferma che varie persone hanno avuto accesso al suo Instagram nel corso degli anni.
Afferma di essere "così sconvolta".’ dall'accusa di Coleen, aggiunta successiva: "Pensavo fosse mia amica, ma mi ha completamente annientato.’
La disputa pubblica fa notizia in tutto il mondo, con l'hashtag #WagathaChristie di tendenza.
Come tutto iniziò: In ottobre 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, adesso 36, accusò Rebecca Vardy, 40, di far trapelare "storie false".’ su di lei alla stampa in un post su Instagram (sopra)
Poco dopo l'accusa pubblica di Coleen, Rebecca – che era incinta e in vacanza a Dubai in quel momento – negato ogni coinvolgimento (sopra)
febbraio 13, 2020 – In un'apparizione in lacrime su Loose Women di ITV, Rebekah afferma che lo stress della disputa le ha causato gravi attacchi di ansia ed è "finita in ospedale tre volte". Coleen afferma in una dichiarazione che non vuole "impegnarsi in un ulteriore dibattito pubblico".
giugno 23, 2020 – Emerge che Rebekah ha avviato procedimenti per diffamazione contro Coleen.
Gli avvocati di Rebekah affermano che "ha sofferto un'estrema angoscia, male, ansia e imbarazzo per la pubblicazione del post e gli eventi che ne sono seguiti»..
novembre 19-20, 2020 – La battaglia per diffamazione ha la sua prima udienza in High Court a Londra. Un giudice stabilisce che l'ottobre di Coleen 2019 post 'chiaramente identificato’ Rebekah come "colpevole della grave e consistente violazione della fiducia".
Il signor Justice Warby conclude che il "naturale e ordinario’ il significato dei post era che Rebekah aveva "regolarmente e frequentemente abusato del suo status di seguace fidata dell'account Instagram personale di Coleen informando segretamente The Sun dei post e delle storie private di Coleen".
febbraio 8-9, 2022 – Una serie di messaggi esplosivi tra Rebekah e il suo agente Caroline Watt – che gli avvocati di Coleen affermano riguardassero lei – vengono rivelati in udienza preliminare.
Alla corte è stato detto che Rebekah non si riferiva a Coleen quando ha definito qualcuno una "brutta puttana".’ in uno scambio con la signora Watt.
Gli avvocati di Coleen cercano ulteriori informazioni dai messaggi di WhatsApp, ma alla corte viene detto che il telefono della signora Watt è caduto nel Mare del Nord dopo che una barca su cui si trovava ha colpito un'onda, prima che ulteriori informazioni possano essere estratte da esso.
febbraio 14 – A Coleen viene rifiutato il permesso di intentare un'azione contro la signora Watt per l'uso improprio di informazioni private durante la battaglia per diffamazione.. Un giudice dell'Alta Corte, Signora giustizia Steyn, afferma che l'offerta è stata presentata troppo tardi e che le precedenti opportunità per presentare la richiesta non erano state sfruttate.
aprile 13 – La signora Watt non è in grado di fornire prove orali al prossimo processo per diffamazione, viene detto all'Alta Corte mentre il caso torna per un'altra udienza.
L'agente revoca il permesso per l'utilizzo della sua testimonianza, e ritira la sua rinuncia che avrebbe consentito ai giornalisti di Sun di dire se fosse una fonte delle presunte storie trapelate.
aprile 29 – Rebecca 'sembra accettare’ che il suo agente era la fonte di presunte storie trapelate, L'avvocato di Coleen, David Sherborne, lo dice all'Alta Corte. Sostiene che una nuova testimonianza presentata da Rebekah suggerisce che la fonte fosse la signora Watt, ma Rebekah afferma di "non averla autorizzata o condonata".
L'avvocato di Rebekah, Hugh Tomlinson, afferma che la dichiarazione non conteneva "alcun cambiamento nel caso invocato", con il suo team legale che non ha alcuna comunicazione con la signora Watt.
Maggio 10 in poi – Il processo ha inizio.
Rebekah Vardy was dramatically accused of lying after she blamed heavy drinking for failing to remember the details of a 2018 Foto dei paparazzi della Coppa del Mondo che avrebbe aiutato a creare – quando il processo per diffamazione a Wagatha Christie è entrato nel suo terzo giorno.
Ha negato l'accusa questa mattina. Ma quando è stato chiesto dettagli dall'avvocato David Sherborne – recitando per la sua rivale Coleen Rooney – lei disse: “Se devo essere completamente onesto, avevo bevuto un bel po'.’
Il signor Sherborne rispose tagliente: «Spero che tu sia onesto perché sei seduto su un banco dei testimoni.’
Le voci sugli affari di Taylor Greene hanno cominciato a riaffiorare in estate quando ha vinto le primarie repubblicane per il suo seggio: «Signora Vardy, questa è la prima volta che suggerisci che il tuo ricordo degli eventi è stato influenzato dal bere: è una bugia, non è vero?’
The High Court heard how Rebekah received a text from her agent, signora Watt, annunciando 'sono stato io’ dopo che Coleen ha affermato pubblicamente per la prima volta che qualcuno aveva fatto trapelare storie dal suo Instagram privato.
Chiesto dal signor Sherborne perché non l'ha sfidata, Rebekah ha detto che era perché stava "guardando Dancing on Ice".’ ed è stato distratto dalla famigerata "pianta facciale" di Gemma Collins.
In un altro bizzarro scambio, l'avvocato ha fatto riferimento all'affermazione della signora Watt secondo cui aveva perso il telefono dopo che era caduto da una barca nel Mare del Nord.
Ha detto che ora era "sdraiato in fondo al mare a Davy Jones".’ armadietto',’ solo per Rebekah chiedere alla corte: 'Chi è Davy Jones?’
Prima, Il signor Sherborne ha interrogato Rebekah su una serie di messaggi che ha scambiato con il suo agente che presumibilmente li mostrano lavorare insieme per organizzare il 2018 Foto dei paparazzi ai Mondiali.
Il gruppo di WAG nello scatto includeva la fidanzata di Marcus Rashford, Lucia Loi, La compagna di Kyle Walker, Annie Kilner, e la fidanzata di Harry Maguire, Fern Hawkins – che è rimasto "sconvolto e imbarazzato".’ quando è emerso nei media.
Rebekah ha detto che la signora Watt aveva organizzato un fotografo per fotografarla mentre lasciava il suo hotel, ma ha negato di aver fornito al fotografo l'ubicazione dell'hotel o del ristorante dove i WAG stavano cenando.
La corte ha sentito che Rebekah ha mandato un messaggio alla signora Watt in merito all'organizzazione del viaggio dall'hotel al ristorante. There were exchanges about last minute changes in travel arrangements on the night.
Mr Sherborne suggested that a message to Ms Watt which said, ‘I have bought about 10 minuti’ referred to the fact Rebekah was delaying some of the women from posting a group photograph on social media because a photographer hiding in the bushes by the hotel had taken a picture of them all and they ‘didn’t want to lose their exclusive’.
In risposta, disse Rebecca, 'Bene, it reads like that’ but said she ‘couldn’t recall’ the details due to the amount of alcohol she had consumed. ‘The plans changed,’ lei ha aggiunto. ‘I recall it may have been raining. No one wants to walk when they’re dressed up in the rain.’
Il signor Sherborne ha accusato Rebekah di aver cambiato la sua storia su quanto accaduto e le ha ricordato che aveva firmato una dichiarazione di verità quando ha rilasciato dichiarazioni legali, rischiando un oltraggio all'azione giudiziaria se ha mentito.
'Non puoi chiarire la tua storia,’ le disse, aggiungendo che questo era "perché stai mentendo".
Il signor Sherborne ha chiesto a Rebekah perché stava "facendo una smorfia".’ quando ha detto che avrebbe fatto riferimento a una testimonianza rilasciata dall'ufficiale di collegamento familiare della FA, Harpreet Robertson.
Rebecca – che ha affermato che il rappresentante ha preso un'immediata antipatia per lei – disse: «Perché era di nuovo la signora Robertson.’
Citando dalla dichiarazione, Il signor Sherborne La signora Robertson ha detto che altri membri del gruppo e un membro della squadra inglese erano sconvolti dal fatto che fossero stati "istituiti’ poiché non stavano cercando di corteggiare la pubblicità.
Rebecca ha risposto: ‘Questa è la prima volta che ne ho sentito parlare.’
Rebekah nega di aver reso 'imbarazzante’ afferma che non c'era "nessun divieto sessuale".’ imposto al 2018 La squadra inglese della Coppa del Mondo in un articolo di giornale che l'ha etichettata come "leader non ufficiale dei WAG".’
Il signor Sherborne ha fatto riferimento a una storia in cui Rebekah avrebbe confermato che non c'era divieto di sesso all'interno della squadra inglese durante il 2018 Coppa del Mondo.
L'articolo su The Sun aveva il titolo: 'Becky Vardy rivela che il segreto del successo dell'Inghilterra nella Coppa del Mondo dipende dai ragazzi che trascorrono il tempo con i loro WAG.
Ha detto che il successo dell'Inghilterra nel torneo era dovuto a Gareth Southgate "dando ai ragazzi la libertà di segnare". – con le loro mogli e fidanzate.’
Si dice che Rebekah abbia accennato al fatto che il sesso non era stato esplicitamente proibito in quanto "non ci sono prove che ostacoli le prestazioni’
L'articolo presentava una Rebekah apparentemente nuda drappeggiata nella bandiera interna di San Giorgio.
L'articolo descriveva Rebekah come il "leader non ufficiale dei WAG"..
Alla domanda se quelle fossero le sue parole, Rebekah ha negato le parole del giornalista che ha scritto la storia: "No, era suo ed è un'affermazione piuttosto imbarazzante.’
Durante il suo interrogatorio, Sherborne ha accusato Rebekah di "avere un'amnesia selettiva".
I WAG 'hanno dovuto lavare i propri vestiti nel LAVELLO dell'hotel durante il 2018 Mondiali in Russia’, Rebecca afferma
Rebekah ha affermato che lei e i suoi compagni WAG hanno dovuto lavare i propri vestiti nel lavandino del loro hotel durante il 2018 Coppa del mondo in Russia.
L'Alta Corte ha sentito che Rebekah ha rilasciato un'intervista con The Sun durante il torneo di calcio poiché l'avvocato di Coleen l'ha accusata di aver cercato di prendere le distanze dall'idea che avesse "legami forti’ con i giornalisti.
Facendo riferimento a questa intervista, La moglie di Jamie Vardy ha detto alla corte: 'Ero impegnato con i bambini e sotto così tanto stress e abbiamo persino dovuto lavare i nostri vestiti nel lavandino dell'hotel.’
L'Alta Corte ha ascoltato i messaggi che la signora Watt ha inviato a Rebekah mentre stava preparando l'intervista.
La signora Watt le ha detto che era 'facile merda’ e che dovrebbe parlare di come si sta divertendo e di "appoggiare i ragazzi".’ ma 'non voglio alcuna attenzione'.
Rebekah "ha usato l'anniversario della morte della sorella di Coleen come un punto di riferimento per contattarla dopo che il WAG l'ha smesso di seguirla su Instagram’
Rebekah avrebbe "usato l'anniversario della morte della sorella di Coleen come un piolo per contattare il WAG’ dopo aver smesso di seguire la moglie di Jamie Vardy su Instagram, la corte ha sentito.
Coleen ha smesso di seguire Rebekah a gennaio 2019 after the car crash story, suspecting she was the ‘grass’ who had leaked her information.
Nei messaggi di testo tra Rebekah e il suo agente Caroline Watt, Rebekah ha detto che vorrebbe contattare Coleen e ha suggerito di "dire qualcosa a riguardo".’ sua sorella Rosie, che è morto in 2013 invecchiato 14.
Mr Sherborne put it to Rebekah that she was going to ‘use the anniversary’ della sorella di Rooney che muore come "il piolo".’ per inviarle un messaggio.
disse Rebecca: 'Questo è interpretato male'.
Ci stiamo dirigendo per una pizza elegante presso il grande fiore all'occhiello di Chelsea di Pizza Express, The Pheasantry, Ms Watts suggested she use a different tack by saying she had recently been on Loose Women and the programme’s booker asked if Coleen might want to appear on the show.
Rebecca – nella foto – continued to give evidence after her gruelling five-hour cross-examination was cut short by a fire alarm on May 12
A court drawing of Rebekah as she gave evidence on the third day of the Wagatha Christie trial
'Si è sicuramente schiantata': Rebekah nega la storia trapelata sul "brutto incidente d'auto" di Coleen’ in noi
Rebekah ha negato la fuga di informazioni su Coleen 2019 incidente d'auto a Washington DC ai media.
Il signor Sherborne ha interrogato la moglie di Jamie Vardy su un articolo su The Sun su come Coleen fosse scampato per un pelo a un infortunio in un incidente horror mentre il marito Wayne suonava negli Stati Uniti.
Coleen aveva pubblicato una foto della sua Honda gravemente danneggiata sul suo account Instagram privato, la corte ha sentito.
La storia ha citato una fonte che ha detto: 'Coleen ha finito per avere un brutto incidente mentre guidava l'auto di famiglia. Un lato dell'auto era completamente sfondato. Non poteva scacciarlo e sembrava una cancellazione totale.’
Il giorno dopo la pubblicazione del messaggio, La signora Watt ha inviato un messaggio a Rebekah dicendo: 'Lo sto immaginando o hai detto ieri che Coleen aveva fatto schiantare la sua Honda?’
Rebecca ha risposto: 'Ha sicuramente’ – e ha incaricato la signora Watt di entrare nel conto di Coleen. Ms Watt then sent another message saying: ‘She must have taken whatever it is down as it’s not there now.’
Under cross-examination, Rebekah denied leaking the story.
An Instagram post from Coleen showed a photo of the damaged vehicle, which the court has been told about previously. Decine di omaggi sono stati lasciati per la signora Phillips sulla pagina’ and ‘half a Honda’, il post dice.
Mr Sherborne referred Rebekah to an article written in The Sun about the car crash.
‘Coleen Rooney narrowly avoids injury in car crash and wrecks 4×4 just weeks after Wayne’s arrest for ‘public intoxication’ a Washington,’ the article, which was published on 25 gennaio 2019, is headlined.
Il signor Sherborne ha sollevato i messaggi di testo tra Rebekah e la signora Watt sull'incidente, che ha avuto luogo il 23 gennaio.
La signora Watt le ha chiesto di Coleen che si è schiantato con la Honda e le ha detto che non poteva più vedere il post di Instagram.
‘I would have tried to have done a story on Coleen but the evidence has been deleted,’ Ms Watt said in a message to Vardy, the court hears.
The previous evening, Rebekah had been at the National Television Awards. She and Ms Watts were in a box hosted by The Sun, la corte ha sentito, and the journalist who wrote the car crash article a few days later, Andy Halls, was also there.
Mr Sherborne accused Rebekah of changing her story on whether or not she knew Halls was there. In her witness statement submitted to the court, lei disse: ‘Andy Halls may also have been there but I don’t remember seeing him.’
Referring to the texts between her and Ms Watts about the car crash, Rebekah said at one point: ‘I wasn’t paying that much attention, not at half past eight at night.’
disse il signor Sherborne: 'Ma non dirle che sono le otto e mezza e voglio guardare il mio programma preferito in TV, Fai?’
“Non guardo davvero la televisione,’ disse Rebecca.
Rebekah concorda che la signora Watt "sembrava essere la fonte’ della storia sull'incidente d'auto di Coleen dopo che il suo agente ha ammesso "sono stato io".’ nel testo… ma dice al processo che non ha risposto perché era distratta da "Gemma Collins’ faceplant su Dancing on Ice’
Rebecca ha convenuto che il suo agente "sembrava essere la fonte".’ di una notizia su Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy'S 2019 incidente d'auto dopo che l'agente ha ammesso "sono stato io".’ in un messaggio di testo.
Rebekah si riferiva al momento in cui la celebrità è inciampata ed è caduta a faccia in giù sul ghiaccio durante una delle routine del ITV spettacolo.
L'avvocato di Coleen, David Sherborne, ha letto due post su Instagram del suo cliente all'Alta Corte di Londra sull'articolo di The Sun nei mesi prima che intraprendesse la sua "Wagatha Christie".’ indagine.
In un post pubblico, Coleen ha scritto: 'Qualcuno sul mio Instagram privato ha visto la foto e sta raccontando o vendendo storie a un determinato giornale. È successo diverse volte negli ultimi due anni. È triste pensare che qualcuno che ho accettato di seguirmi stia tradendo per soldi o per mantenere una relazione con la stampa.’
Il signor Sherborne ha quindi portato Rebekah a ulteriori messaggi inviati tra lei e il suo agente, la signora Watt.
‘Such a victim. Poor Coleen,’ Ms Watt said to Rebekah at about 6.28pm on January 27, 2019. Just under 20 minuti più tardi, she sent another message. ‘And it wasn’t someone she trusted. It was me’.
Rebekah told the court: ‘That seems to be what she’s saying.’ She said she didn’t replying, adding ‘at 6.35 I would have been bathing my children’ at the time the message was sent.
The court then heard that Rebekah allegedly tried to throw Coleen ‘off the scent’ with ‘disingenuous messages’ to her suggesting her account might have been hacked by journalists.
Rebekah told Coleen in a private message: 'Oh mio Dio. What the f*** is wrong with people. Why have they taken that one of you and the kids and not of Wayne in bed? That would have been an even better one in their eyes. D***heads. Spero tu stia bene.’
Il signor Sherborne ha suggerito a Rebekah di inviare il messaggio poiché "conosceva il dito del sospetto".’ sarebbe stato puntato contro di lei.
Il suo messaggio è continuato: 'Questo è così male! E anche il Sole di tutte le persone! Sei stato attraverso tutti i tuoi follower? Nessuno con link alle celebrità? Che ne dici di essere hackerato? Starei masticando se fossi io! Per niente acceso.’
'Questo è stato totalmente falso, signora Vardi,’ disse il signor Sherborne. "Sapevi perfettamente di essere stata la fonte di questa storia attraverso Caroline Watt, ma ti sei presentato a lei come qualcuno che odia il sole. Stai cercando di distogliere l'attenzione dalla signora Rooney, non sei tu?’
'Non odio il sole', intervenne Rebecca.
«Ma sapevi che la signora Rooney lo sapeva,’ disse il signor Sherborne, e Rebecca acconsentì.
Il processo continua.
Rebekah "cercò di scacciare Coleen con "messaggi falsi".’ a lei suggerendo che il suo account Instagram potrebbe essere stato violato dai giornalisti’
Rebekah avrebbe cercato di mettere fuori gioco Coleen Rooney’ with ‘disingenuous messages’ to her suggesting her account might have been hacked by journalists, l'Alta Corte ha sentito.
Il WAG lo ha detto a Coleen in un messaggio privato: 'Oh mio Dio. What the f*** is wrong with people. Why have they taken that one of you and the kids and not of Wayne in bed? That would have been an even better one in their eyes. D***heads. Spero tu stia bene.’
L'avvocato di Coleen, il signor Sherborne, ha suggerito a Rebekah di inviare il messaggio poiché "conosceva il dito del sospetto".’ sarebbe stato puntato contro di lei.
Il suo messaggio è continuato: 'Questo è così male! E anche il Sole di tutte le persone! Sei stato attraverso tutti i tuoi follower? Nessuno con link alle celebrità? Che ne dici di essere hackerato? Starei masticando se fossi io! Per niente acceso.’
'Questo è stato totalmente falso, signora Vardi,’ disse il signor Sherborne. "Sapevi perfettamente di essere stata la fonte di questa storia attraverso Caroline Watt, ma ti sei presentato a lei come qualcuno che odia il sole. Stai cercando di distogliere l'attenzione dalla signora Rooney, non sei tu?’
'Non odio il sole', intervenne Rebecca.
«Ma sapevi che la signora Rooney lo sapeva,’ disse il signor Sherborne, e Rebecca acconsentì.
Coleen ha lasciato il suo hotel a Londra stamattina presto – indossa ancora uno stivale ortopedico sulla gamba sinistra a seguito di un incidente in casa
Coleen ha lasciato l'hotel con in mano un caffè e un iPhone in una custodia rosa, mentre suo marito Wayne portava una borsetta di pelle con una cartella all'interno. Entrambi hanno sorriso per i fotografi
Giorno 2: Rebekah’s evidence continues about life as a WAG and anger at Coleen unfollowing her on Instagram
A mock-up of Wayne Rooney walking to court with a court sketch overlaid on his face
WAGs washing their smalls in the sink at the World Cup
Rebekah Vardy claimed she and her fellow WAGs had to wash their own clothes in the sink at their hotel during the 2018 Coppa del mondo in Russia.
As the Wagatha Christie trial entered a third day, Rebekah was quizzed by Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne about the extent of her contacts with journalists during the tournament.
In risposta, the WAG claimed she did not have any contact with the media because she was too busy washing her clothes in the sink.
‘I was busy with the kids and under so much stress,’ lei disse. ‘We even had to wash our own clothes in the sink at the hotel.’
Calling Coleen a ‘c***’ for unfollowing her on Insta
Rebekah Vardy messaged her agent ‘OMG what a c***’ when Coleen Rooney unfollowed her on Instagram after ‘fake’ story about car crash was published, libel trial told
Rebekah Vardy has been quizzed once again at the Wagatha Christie libel trial about a WhatsApp exchange which saw her brand Coleen Rooney a ‘c***’ after she unfollowed her on Instagram.
Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy, 36, accusò Rebecca, 40, di far trapelare "storie false".’ about her private life to the media in October 2019, after carrying out what she described as a months-long ‘sting operation’.
She publicly outed Rebekah in an Instagram post, claiming her fellow WAG had shared three ‘fake’ stories she had shared as bait on her personal account. Rebekah furiously denied this and launched her costly libel action which is now into its second trial day.
Before the scandal broke, Coleen stopped following Rebekah on Instagram. ‘OMG what a c***,’ Rebekah texted her agent Caroline Watt after realising what had happened, according to texts read out to the High Court earlier in the trial.
Giorno 1: From Peter Andre’s ‘chipolata’ penis to fears she would lose her baby after being branded a ‘grass’: Rebekah Vardy’s first day of evidence
Peter Andre’s ‘chipolata’ manhood
Peter Andre’s privates were among the unlikely highlights of the first day of the Wagatha Christie trial
Peter Andre’s privates were among the unlikely highlights of the first day of the Wagatha Christie trial.
Rebekah Vardy was asked an interview she gave to the News Of The World about her claimed sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre.
Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne showed a print out of the article to Rebekah in the witness box before reading the headline: «Peter è appeso come una piccola chipolata, rasato, bavoso, dura cinque minuti'.
L'avvocato ha letto estratti dell'articolo, in which it was claimed Mr Andre had managed ‘just five minutes of sex with Rebekah’ e in cui ha detto che aveva "il più piccolo equipaggiamento per pantaloni che abbia mai visto".’ era come una "chipolata in miniatura".
Mr Sherborne suggested to Rebekah that the News Of The World was the ‘highest circulating newspaper at the time’, letto da circa quattro milioni di persone, e le chiese se fosse "rispettoso".’ of Peter Andre’s ‘right not to share this information’.
«Eri cosciente e in grado di capire ciò che ti circonda: “Sono stato costretto in una situazione dal mio ex marito per farlo.
‘It is something that I deeply regret… It is not nice to read and I understand why this is being used and to me this is mudslinging and I was also threatened with mudslinging by Mrs Rooney’s team.’
Ha posto di nuovo la domanda dall'avvocato di Coleen Rooney, David Sherborne, disse la signora Vardy: “Le circostanze intorno erano completamente diverse.’
"Temevo di perdere il mio bambino dopo che Coleen ha detto che ero un'erba", says Rebekah
Nel frattempo, Mrs Rooney’s lawyer confronted Mrs Vardy with a newspaper interview in which she gave intimate details of a sexual encounter with pop star Pietro Andre and mocked the size of his manhood.
She said she was labelled a ‘grass’ and was subjected to vile abuse and death threats from trolls who said her baby should be ‘put in an incinerator’.
Rebecaa Vardy is aided by a security guard as she leaves the opening day of her libel case against Coleen Rooney
Artist impression of Rebekah Vardy giving evidence (L) with Wayne and Coleen Rooney looking on (R) at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Maggio 10, 2022
She likened Mrs Rooney, the wife of former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, to a ‘school bully’ and said she had effectively turned the other footballers’ wives and girlfriends against her.
Mrs Rooney, 36, glowered at her rival as she denied she was responsible for the leaked stories, saying it was ‘not nice’ to betray other people’s confidences.
She described Mrs Rooney as ‘cold and calculated’ and said she had gloated to her close circle of other footballers’ wives about her detective work, and had created a ‘mob mentality’ stanno usando il libro per condurre una "campagna di briefing brutale"..
disse la signora Vardy: ‘I was not the source of the three articles Coleen accused me of leaking. I believe that Coleen posted her claims so as to cause me maximum damage.
‘I will never forgive the way in which Coleen ruined my last weeks of pregnancy and the suffering she has caused to my children and my family but I hope that this claim will mean that the whole world will know that I did not betray Coleen’s trust.’
Who’s who in the case? Former friends who had a bitter falling out, the former Virgin Atlantic air hostess, and the celebrity lawyers going head to head
Rebekah Vardy with her agent, Caroline Watt, who had been due to give evidence in the trial but was recently found to be ‘not fit’ to take part, also withdrawing her written evidence
The footballer’s wife bringing the claim, Rebekah’s family was thrust into the limelight after her husband Jamie helped Leicester City on their way to an unlikely Premier League win in 2016.
The model and TV personality, 40, appeared on I’m A Celebrity in 2017 before later appearing on Dancing On Ice in 2021, as well as making appearances on Loose Women.
The mother-of-five recently wrote a children’s book with her husband Jamie, entitled Cedric The Little Sloth With A Big Dream, which follows a little sloth who hopes to become a footballer.
Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy, the footballer’s wife defending the claim, is perhaps now better known as ‘Wagatha Christie’ after her social media posts at the heart of the libel trial went viral.
The 36-year-old has had a varied career including TV presenting, la scrittura, as well as fronting an exercise DVD.
Coleen met her husband when she was 12, as the couple went to the same school in Liverpool.
They began dating when they both turned 16 and have four sons together – Kai Wayne, Klay Anthony, Kit Joseph and Cass Mac.
Amico e agente della signora Vardy, La sig.ra Watt ha partecipato ad alcune delle udienze preliminari, pur non essendo parte in causa o fornendo prove al processo.
È un'ex hostess della Virgin Atlantic che è stata l'agente di Rebekah negli ultimi sette anni, contribuendo a costruire il suo profilo nei media nazionali.
I rapporti secondo cui non la rappresenta più a seguito dell'attuale controversia che sta coinvolgendo i due sono stati respinti in quanto imprecisi con la signora Watt che è rimasta vicina alla signora Vardy sia professionalmente che personalmente.
signora Watt, 39, è sposato con l'ex calciatore Steve Watt, che ha giocato brevemente per il Chelsea, facendo un'apparizione in Premier League per due minuti 2005 e Swansea City. He is currently manager of Kent non-league side Hythe Town and they have two children.
After leaving the airline industry, Ms Watt began working as an agent in the world of entertainment, quickly developing a reputation for her communication skills and ability to network.
She was formerly employed by talent agency The Frontrow Partnership but left in 2019 to go it alone and took her main client and close friend, Ms Vardy with her.
Ms Watt has been credited with building Ms Vardy’s public profile by ensuring that she regularly featured in the national media and also brokered the deal for her to appear on the hit reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! nel 2018.
Ms Watt started representing the high-profile WAG in 2015, when her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy shot to fame.
She is a regular visitor to the Vardy’s Lincolnshire home and also socialises with Ms Vardy, attending glitzy parties and bars.
Her other clients include the former Page 3 girl Nicola McLean but it is Ms Vardy that has been the biggest asset in her career as an agent.
Così, who REALLY won the Wagatha Christie trial? With evidence from both sides complete, FEMAIL looks at whether Coleen Rooney or Rebekah Vardy can claim victory on everything from fashion to court sketches and witness box clangers
By JO TWEEDY FOR MAILONLINE
There have been famous footballers, warring WAGs and salacious celebrity revelations.
Ma ora, after more than a week at Londra‘s High Court, the final whistle is about to be blown on one of the most gripping sporting match-ups of recent years: Rooney vs Vardy.
Both sides of the Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy processo per diffamazione – che è, I lettori dei giornali di posta hanno sempre mostrato un'immensa generosità nei momenti di crisi, a gloriously camp Netflix miniseries waiting to happen – have concluded their evidemce, and after closing statements they must await the judgement of Signora giustizia Steyn, the referee in this particularly acrimonious match involving two of the biggest names in English football.
Before we take a look back at the highlights, a quick recap of the key facts. At the centre of the case is a social media post shared by Coleen Rooney, 36, in ottobre 2019, in which she revealed that she had carried out a ‘sting operation’ and accused her fellow WAG, Rebecca Vardy, 40, di far trapelare "storie false".’ sulla sua vita privata alla stampa.
Rebekah denies leaking stories to the media and is suing Coleen for libel, while Mrs Rooney is defending the claim on the basis her post was ‘substantially true’.
The trial has been stuffed to the gills with bizarre revelations (Mrs Vardy comparing Coleen to a ‘pigeon that s**ts in your hair’ and her spat with Sarah Harding after she photographed the contents of her handbag); awkward moments (Rebekah’s grilling over how she once branded Peter Andre’s manhood a ‘chipolata’) and comedy, thanks to some unforgiving court sketches that left husband Wayne Rooney looking like a ‘potato’.
Alongside the burly bodyguards and crack legal teams, there has also been the courtroom catwalk. Neither Mrs Vardy nor Mrs Rooney was prepared to let the small matter of a high-profile legal case stand in the way of a chance to show off some of their finest designer garments.
Both plaintiff and defendant have dressed to impress in designer threads, Gucci shoes and power suits as the £3million libel trial reaches its crescendo. Then there are their husbands: both Leicester City striker Jamie and player-turned-manager Wayne have made appearances in court, supporting their wives while throwing jibes at each other.
As celeb commentators and football fans wait with baited breath for Mrs Justice Steyn’s judgement, FEMAIL asks: who has escaped this media circus of a trial most unscathed?
With a Match of the Day style commentary, a look at the match highlights – from who scored the most own goals to who was forced to endure hairdryer treatment brutal enough to make Sir Alex Ferguson proud.
MATCH RESULT: 1-0 TO TEAM VARDY
Their wardrobes are full of plunging necklines, daring hemlines and diamonds the size of small ice skating rinks. So in that sense, Rebekah and Coleen’s designer-clad courtroom ensembles were restrained.
The pair manage to fight against their blingtastic instincts and leave the body-con dresses at home for their daily appearances at the High Court, although there were still plenty of designer outfits on show.
Rebekah opted for a slew of branded pieces, wearing labels beloved by the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, and covered her eyes with over-sized designer sunglasses for the short walk into court.
She wore a total of £16,600 over the course of the six day trial, donning a new designer outfit for every appearance.
High Court, high fashion: The WAGS have clearly invested time, money and energy in picking out exactly what they’ve worn during the high-profile trial, with Rebekah Vardy going for all-out couture glamour, showcasing outfits by some of Kate Middleton’s favourite designers including a yellow tweed co-ord from Alessandra Rich priced at £2,095. Destra: Coleen has appeared more thrifty, recycling a Kooples pantsuit she debuted in March, costing £605. She’s also sporting a medical boot throughout
As the trial reached its finale, both women opted for the drama of darker colours on Tuesday, with Vardy plumping for a smart navy trouser suit with suede heels and a matching leather bag – plus obligatory bronzed skin and shades – while a bare-legged Coleen wore her Gucci loafers with a little black dress and a Chanel handbag, thought to be worth £3,000
Casual Coleen opted for a £32.99 printed dress from Zara, which she teamed with one Chanel loafer in the first week. Meanwhile Rebekah went for a full-on designer look, pairing a black, high-neck £1,780 Prada dress with a matching £1,245 blazer from Alexander McQueen, yet another Duchess of Cambridge-approved designer
Superstar footballer Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen, 36, opted for a £580 blouse from French fashion brand Isabel Marant, which featured a round neck and puff sleeves (sinistra) on day three. Meanwhile The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy , 40, opted for a white and blue vintage £1,316 Chanel patterned dress (giusto)
On day four, Coleen arrived at London’s High Court wearing a £69.99 blazer and £32.99 cropped trousers from Zara paired with Gucci loafers and Chanel Flap bag (sinistra) Rebekah arrived in a chic monochrome suit which she paired with a white blouse and £1,690 Givenchy handbag (giusto)
Meanwhile Coleen opted for a more low key, but equally expensive, armadio, mixing high street pieces from brands like Zara and The Kooples with expensive Chanel handbags costing up to £4,000. She also spent in the region of £16,600 on the eight-day outing.
Fashion highlights from Vardy, who has worn some of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s favourite designers during her High Court outings include a yellow tweed co-ord from Alessandra Rich priced at £2,095, matched with a £1,890 bag.
By contrast on the same day, Coleen showed a comparatively thrifty side, wearing a worn-before Kooples trouser costing £605.
As the case neared its finale on Tuesday, both opted for the drama of darker colours, with Vardy plumping for a smart navy trouser suit while a bare-legged Coleen wore her Gucci loafers with a little black dress.
And it seems Vardy has been inspired by one of the year’s other blockbuster court cases, she appeared to channel Amber Heard in court by sporting a very similar look the actress wore in her own defamation trail earlier this month. Both women styled their jackets, with oversized lapels, with white shirts and black trousers.
Ispirazione? Rebecca Vardy (sinistra) appeared to channel Amber Heard in court on Friday by sporting a very similar look the actress wore in her own defamation trail earlier this month. Both women styled their jackets, with oversized lapels, with white shirts and black trousers
MATCH RESULT: 1-0 TO TEAM ROONEY
Stepping up? Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has largely shelved his footballing commitments during the duration of the trial to be by his wife’s side
Meanwhile Jamie Vardy stayed focused on the pitch, turning out for Leicester City several times during the trial’s duration and missing the first week of action in the Royal Courts of Justice (Pictured on May 17, arriving at court with Rebekah Vardy)
When it comes to dedication, Wayne Rooney has, with the cameras glaring, stepped up for teenage sweetheart wife Coleen, even taking the witness stand to defend her honour.
The Derby County manager, 36, has appeared on numerous occasions playing the doting husband, carrying heavy (designer label) borse, apparently containing legal documents, into court.
Meanwhile it’s been largely business as usual for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who didn’t appear at the High Court during the first week of the libel trial due to his footballing commitments.
Clearly able to keep his mind on the game, cool as a cucumber Vardy, 35, has scored four times for the Midlands club while the case has been heard.
However he has been by his wife’s side on Monday and Tuesday, taking her hand as they walked into court side-by-side.
The Vardys left court early, shortly after Jamie accused Wayne Rooney of ‘talking nonsense’.
MATCH REPORT: 1-0 TO VARDY
The judge explained to a confused Vardy that the idiom ‘Davy Jones’ armadietto’ refers to the legendary resting place of sailors who have drowned at sea (as illustrated)
Ad essere onesti, it is quite distracting: Gemma Collins falling over on ITV’s Dancing On Ice in January 2019 was the key moment that meant Vardy didn’t reply to her agent after she admitted on ‘It was me’ in a conversation about being a story source
Spat over Sarah Harding’s handbag
Among the most bizarre revelations was one concerning Rebekah Vardy and the late Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding.
The High Court heard how Rebekah got into a heated argument with Sarah at the 2018 National Television Awards dopo che la cantante di Girls Aloud l'ha vista frugare nella sua borsetta.
In una dichiarazione scritta, Coleen ha detto che era "consapevole".’ che Rebecca aveva ‘fornito vari pezzi di ‘dietro le quinte’’ filmati per The Sun'.
ha affermato Coleen: "Ha anche litigato con l'ex membro del gruppo Girls Aloud Sarah Harding durante il 2018 evento perché Sarah apparentemente ha sorpreso Becky a scattare fotografie del contenuto della borsetta di Sarah quando Sarah l'aveva lasciata cadere sul pavimento.
"La loro disputa è apparsa successivamente su The Sun.’
Si dice che Rebecca sia "venuta alle mani".’ con Sarah ore dopo il 2018 Le NTA erano state trasmesse su ITV.
Sarah died from cancer last year.
So many moments. And most of the titters in Court 13 have arisen when Vardy has been on the stand.
A definite runner-up would be the moment that the Leicester City WAG revealed that a crucial conversation between Vardy and her agent Caroline Watt was cut short because Vardy had been distracted by reality star Gemma Collins’ 'facciale’ su Ballando sul ghiaccio.
In tribunale, Vardy agreed that her publicist Caroline Watt ‘appeared to be the source’ of a news story on Coleen Rooney’s 2019 incidente d'auto dopo che l'agente ha ammesso "sono stato io".’ in un messaggio di testo.
But the WAG has told the libel trial that she did not reply to Watt’s message because she was distracted by the ice skating fall.
Vardy was referring to the moment the celebrity tripped and fell face-first on the ice during one of the routines in the ITV show.
The cup for the funniest moment though would probably go for Vardy’s bemusement at a nautical reference. It certainly raised the biggest laugh.
Vardy asked the High Court ‘who’s Davy Jones?’ dopo Rooney‘s barrister suggested that a lost mobile phone – thought to be at the bottom of the North Sea – was effectively in ‘Davy Jones’ armadietto'.
L'Alta Corte è scoppiata a ridere dopo lo scambio – che riguardava l'affermazione che l'agente di Rebecca, Caroline Watt, ha perso il suo telefono contenente messaggi WhatsApp quando è caduto da una barca nel Mare del Nord.
L'avvocato di Coleen, David Sherborne, has accused Rebekah of deleting key evidence that, si dice, avrebbe dimostrato che Rebekah aveva fatto trapelare storie ai media.
"Sappiamo che il telefono della signora Watt è ora in Davy Jones’ Mescola e abbina colori e motivi per un effetto eclettico che garantisce allegria, non noi?, signora Vardi?’ disse il signor Sherborne.
Rebecca allora rispose: 'Mi dispiace, Non so chi sia Davy Jones'.
Il giudice ha quindi dovuto descrivere l'idioma, che si riferisce al leggendario luogo di riposo dei marinai annegati in mare.
L'incidente è arrivato 24 ore dopo la stessa Rebekah dovette spiegare al signor Sherborne un termine scortese che appariva in uno dei suoi testi.
Chiesto dall'avvocato quale fosse l'abbreviazione "FFS’ significato in un messaggio Rebekah guardò nervosamente il giudice, che ha indicato che era giusto prestare giuramento in tribunale quando le prove lo richiedevano.
'Per amor di cazzo', disse Rebecca.
MATCH RESULT: 1-0 TO COLEEN
A series of bombshell revelations – many sourced from messages between Vardy and her agent – have perhaps done the most damage to Vardy’s reputation in the courtroom…
There were further reveals on how Vardy leaked news to the media of a drink driving incident involving footballer Danny Drinkwater via her agent, Caroline Watt, although the WAG denied asking Drinkwater for his address so she could send photographers and reporters around to his home
Feathered friends: How Rebekah compared Coleen to a ‘pigeon that s**ts in your hair’
Rebekah likened Coleen Rooney to a ‘pigeon that s**ts in your hair’, in comments made in a 2019 interview with the Daily Mail, and read out to the High Court by Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne.
Asked whether she ever argued with her rival, Rebekah told the interviewer: ‘That would be like arguing with a pigeon.
‘You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s**t in your hair.’
gennaio 22, 2019: Coleen Rooney posts a picture on her private Instagram, showing damage to her car after a collision. The next day Rebekah Vardy says in a WhatsApp message to Caroline Watt: ‘She’s a nasty b***h x’ and ‘I’ve taken a big dislike to her!… Would love to leak those stories x’. Rebekah claims her comments were not about Coleen .
gennaio 27 2019: Coleen tweets: ‘It’s sad to think someone who I have accepted to follow me is betraying for either money or to keep a relationship with the press.’ Rebekah sends a WhatsApp message to Mrs Watt: ‘U seen Coleen’s Twitter.’ Mrs Watt replies: ‘Such a victim. Poor Coleen… And it wasn’t someone she trusted. It was me.’
febbraio 6: Rebekah in messages to Mrs Watt: 'Lei [Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy] thinks it’s me that’s been doing stories on her!… That c*** needs to get over herself!’
ottobre 1: Rebekah says that in a picture on Coleen’s private Instagram one of the Rooney children ‘looks like he’s go [sic] no seatbelt on’.
Mrs Watt replies: ‘Yeh he is but it’s on her private insta so can’t do anything with it x… She has taken it down now too.’ Vardy responds: ‘She’s such a d**k x’
There were further reveals on how Vardy leaked news to the media of a drink driving incident involving footballer Danny Drinkwater via her agent, Caroline Watt, although the WAG denied asking Drinkwater for his address so she could send photographers and reporters around to his home.
Rebekah Vardy messaged ‘What have you done FFS?’ to the footballer after he crashed his car while drink driving,
She told her lawyer Hugh Tomlinson that she made the comments to Drinkwater in a private message on Instagram after the incident in 2019. The acronym ‘FFS’ stands for ‘For F**k Sake’.
THE EXCRUTIATING OWN GOAL
MATCH RESULT: 1-0 to Coleen
Clearing things up: Nel video stesso, Egli ha detto: 'Ciao a tutti. Visto che non ho avuto molto da dire in questo, e lascia che tutti si facciano una risata e quant'altro, qualunque cosa, Lo eliminerò
Facing Coleen’s lawyers in the first week of the trial at London’s High Court, Vardy was quizzed about a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview she took part in in 2004, in which she compared Peter Andre’s manhood to a ‘chipolata’.
Clearly embarrassed, Vardy ha detto che era stata "costretta".’ to take part in the News Of The World article by her ex-husband.
Vardy è stato controinterrogato dall'avvocato della signora Rooney, David Sherborne, quando le ha chiesto se rispettava la privacy delle persone, a cui lei ha risposto: 'Sì, Io faccio.’
As Rooney and her legal team looked on, he then asked her questions about an interview she gave about the claimed sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre.
Sherborne ha mostrato quella che sembrava una stampa A3 dell'articolo a Rebekah sul banco dei testimoni prima di leggere il titolo: «Peter è appeso come una piccola chipolata, rasato, bavoso, dura cinque minuti'.
L'avvocato ha letto estratti dell'articolo, in cui è stato affermato che Andre era riuscito "solo cinque minuti di sesso con Rebekah".’ e in cui ha detto che aveva "il più piccolo equipaggiamento per pantaloni che abbia mai visto".’ era come una "chipolata in miniatura".
Sherborne suggerì a Rebekah che il News Of The World era il "giornale a più alta circolazione dell'epoca", letto da circa quattro milioni di persone, e le chiese se fosse "rispettoso".’ del “diritto di Peter a non condividere queste informazioni”.
Altri, understandably has been deeply unhappy at being a court sideshow, taking to his Instagram in response to say that there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy.
Andre’s response to the courtroom grilling that Vardy faced over her News of the World article in which she described 90s star Andre’s manhood as a ‘miniature chipolata
MATCH RESULT: 1-1
With reputations at stake, neither party has scrimped on putting together a crack team of lawyers for their very expensive days in court.
Hugh Tomlinson QC, who is representing Team Vardy, è una seta di privacy di alto livello che ha lanciato dozzine di battaglie con la stampa nei suoi quattro decenni di carriera.
I nati a Leeds, L'avvocato di Oxford lo scorso anno ha sostenuto con successo una denuncia contro una giornalista e scrittrice dopo aver fatto false accuse secondo cui Roman Abramovich avrebbe acquistato il Chelsea FC su ordine di Vladimir Putin.
Even Stevens: David Sherborne, 53, who has been dubbed one of Hollywood’s favourite lawyers, is acting for Coleen Rooney while Hugh Tomlinson QC is fighting Rebekah Vardy’s corner
Era uno dei numerosi avvocati che rappresentavano oligarchi russi la cui etica è stata messa in discussione in parlamento dal parlamentare conservatore Bob Seely in seguito all'invasione russa dell'Ucraina.
Also in her legal team is Dr Rosa Malley, 37, un associato nel team di risoluzione delle controversie presso il principale studio legale Kingsley Napley. Rosa faceva parte della campagna Hacked Off ed è specializzata in questioni relative alla reputazione e ai media, secondo la sua biografia online.
In precedenza ha lavorato come assistente legale presso il principale studio legale cittadino Mishcon de Reya, che ha guidato l'offerta dell'Alta Corte per impedire a Boris Johnson di innescare la Brexit.
Uno dei loro avvocati, Antonio Giulio, ha agito per la principessa Diana nel suo divorzio dal principe Carlo.
Supporting squad: Paul Lunt, Head of Litigation and partner at Liverpool-based firm Brabners is on Team Rooney, as is, giusto, commercial litigator Jamie Hurworth (pictured next to Wayne) who joins Coleen’s team from top legal firm Brabners
Also in Team Vardy is Charlotte Harris, 44, chi, like Rosa, worked at Hacked Off and for eminent law firm Mishcon de Reya and is now a partner at Kingsley Napley. Descritto come "uno degli avvocati per la privacy più ricercati del paese".’ vanta una base di clienti di "parlamentari"., celebrità, Esperti di pubbliche relazioni, agenti sportivi, sportivi'.
And Coleen’s defence? Equally as illustrious. Unlike Rebekah, Coleen arrived at court with just her husband and not an entourage of lawyers. però, her legal team is just as impressive and versed in the world of celebrity as her fellow WAG’s.
David Sherborne, 53, who has been dubbed one of Hollywood’s favourite lawyers, is acting for Mrs Rooney.
He was lead counsel for victims of press intrusion in the Leveson inquiry, and represented Johnny Depp in his libel suit against The Sun. A novembre 2020, the High Court ruled that Depp had lost his case.
Nel mese di settembre 2020, Sherborne was dropped from the Duchess of Sussex’s legal team in her case against The Mail on Sunday following an early setback. Sherborne’s previous clients also include Princess Diana, Melania Trump, Sir Paul McCartney, Siena Miller, Kate Moss and Harry Styles.
Also on board is rising legal star Ben Hamer, who’s assisting Sherborne in the case. The Durham University graduate was first called to the Bar in 2017 at Lincoln’s Inn, where he was a Lord Bowen and Lord Denning scholar.
Also on Coleen’s team is Paul Lunt, Head of Litigation and partner at Liverpool-based firm Brabners. Brabners were involved in Ben Stokes acquittal of affray and his successful breach of privacy claim against the Sun.
Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne (giusto) questioning Rebekah Vardy as she gives evidence at the Royal Courts Of Justice,
The firm was also involved in securing a not guilty verdict for grime artist Bugzy Malone in his GBH case and is acting for various former international cricketers in relation to the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.
Commercial litigator Jamie Hurworth, from top legal firm Brabners, completes the Rooneys legal team. Jamie, 30, started at the firm as a trainee in 2015 and has worked his way up after graduating from the University of Newcastle and University of Law.
Lui handles a broad range commercial disputes such as director, shareholder and joint venture disputes, contractual claims, professional negligence actions and cases and deals with urgent injunctions and handles alternative forms of dispute resolution such as international arbitration.
MATCH RESULT: 1-0 Gli avvocati di Coleen Rooney cercano scheletri nell'armadio di Rebekah Vardy
One of Rebekah Vardy’s most uncomfortable moments in the trial came when Rooney’s lawyers turned on the heat about a 2018 paparazzi shot at the World Cup, which the WAG has strongly denied helping to stage.
The posed-up photo, which showed wives and girlfriends of the then England team gathered outside a restaurant, was a spontaneous photo, Vardy has claimed – però, messages between herself and her agent Caroline Watt appear to undermine her version of events.
Messages between Vardy and her agent appeared to contradict Vardy’s denial over setting up a 2018 World Cup photo of the England WAGS. The image was taken in St Petersburg and featured, da sinistra a destra: Millie Selvaggio, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Rebecca Vardy, Annabelle Peyton, Felce Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner e Lucia Loi
The case heard evidence about the 2018 foto dei paparazzi, with bombshell texts between Vardy and her former agent Caroline Watt said to reveal Rebekah’s key role in setting it up behind her fellow WAGs’ dopo aver raccomandato che il divieto della terapia di conversione non fosse esteso alle persone trans.
The court heard an 11th-hour witness statement from FA liaison officer Harpreet Robertson which claimed England footballer Harry Maguire’s wife-to-be Fern Hawkins had been annoyed by the snap.
In testimony read to the court by Mr Sherborne, Ms Robertson said: ‘Fern did express her upset to me, that she had taken part and she was embarrassed, was prepared and had not expected to be put in that position by Mrs Vardy.’
Messages between Rebekah and Ms Watt on the day in question were handed over to Coleen’s legal team as part of their High Court battle.
A last-gasp court statement expressed that Fern Hawkins, now the wife of Harry Maguire, had been unhappy with the apparent staging of the photo by Rebekah Vardy (Harry Maguire and Fern Maguire on holiday in a photo posted to Instagram)
The flurry of messages were exchanged between the two women during a day-out in St Petersburg on June 26, nel 2018.
Rebkah was out in the Russian city with Millie Savage, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Annabel Peyton, Felce Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner e Lucia Loi
They were the partners of John Stones, Gary Cahill, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Harry Maguire, Nick Pope, Kyle Walker and Marcus Rashford.
The restaurant trip was two days prior to England’s first-round game against Belgium.
A 14:37pm, Rebekah messaged her agent: ‘We may have to walk to restaurant from hotel now… so might be a good pic of us walking down it’s about 10/15 mins away’
Ms Watt replied: ‘Ok will let them know thanks’
At 16.12pm, Rebekah messaged: ‘On the way down in the restaurant car… He’s doing two runs’.
"E quando ho notato che era un bambino, sono andato fuori di testa, Ms Watt replied: 'Ok. Hopefully he catches you all! Don’t forget to take a group shot.’
Rebekah then said: ‘If he’s here he is hiding in bushes or behind trees lol’
Mezz'ora dopo, però, Rebekah messaged that she is worried the other women will think she has tipped off the photographer after they spot him outside the restaurant.
‘F*** I made everyone go outside for a pic and the pap was there… Looks like I tipped him off now,’ Vardy says.
MOST MUSCULAR TEAM
MATCH REPORT: 1-0 VARDY
Beef: Rebecca Vardy, moglie del calciatore del Leicester City Jamie Vardy, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, with a burly security guard close by
The Leicester City WAG has previously discussed how security is important to her and added that she’s faced threats since her feud with Coleen went public
With husband Jamie absent from the High Court for much of the trial, Rebekah’s security team has been front and centre when she’s been pictured arriving at the central London courtroom.
While Coleen doesn’t appear to have any bodyguard alongside her, Vardy’s burly security guard has been ever present. The Leicester City WAG has previously discussed how security is important to her and added that she’s faced threats since her feud with Coleen went public.
Ha detto OK! rivista prima del 2018 Coppa del Mondo che lei e la sua famiglia stavano portando la propria sicurezza ai giochi.
BIGGEST HAIRDRYER TREATMENT
MATCH REPORT: 1-0 TO COLEEN
A court drawing of Rebekah as she gave evidence on the third day of the Wagatha Christie trial last week
In the first week of the trial, Vardy faced two intense days of questioning, and at one point was sensationally accused by Rooney’s lawyers of having ‘selective amnesia’ and ‘lying’ Disegni dalla camera da letto di David Ture che mostrano un certo numero di giovani uomini che eseguono un accoltellamento.
Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne, during a cross-examination asked if she’d styled herself as ‘unofficial leader of the WAGs’, a phrase that had been used in a tabloid story about the England not being asked to abstain from sex with their partners during the World Cup.
In a silent courtroom, Vardy denied she’d said the phrase and claimed it was from the journalist who wrote the story. disse Rebecca: "No, era suo ed è un'affermazione piuttosto imbarazzante.’
Mr Sherborne accused Rebekah of ‘having selective amnesia’ to benefit her case and would later suggest she was lying in her denial that she had set up the 2018 paparazzi shot.
'Non puoi chiarire la tua storia,’ lui le ha detto, ‘because you’re lying’.
MATCH REPORT: 1-0 TO VARDY
Artist impression of Rebekah Vardy (R) and Wayne & Coleen Rooney (L) at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Sketch from May 10
A sketch by court artist Elizabeth Cook of Wayne Rooney giving evidence at the Royal Courts Of Justice in London on Tuesday
Court artists in UK courts aren’t known for their realism when it comes to capturing the looks of those in the courtoom. But the sketches that have appeared documenting what’s going on in Court 13 have provided a comedic distraction for those following the trial.
Social media users were left in stitches during the first week by the Wagatha Christie drawings – with some saying the artists made Wayne Rooney look like a ‘potato’.
The former Manchester United star and current Derby County manager was gifted a particularly unflattering image in the charcoal images. His wife and her court foe didn’t escape either, with both given ‘hilarious’ caricatures in the images that were released thanks to the High Court’s no photo policy.
An artist impression of Rebekah Vardy giving evidence (sinistra) to Barrister Mr Sherborne (giusto) with Wayne and Coleen Rooney looking on (centro) at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Sketch from May 11
Because it has been – in almost every instance – illegal under UK law to take photographs and video inside courts, news organisations often commission artists to make court sketches.
The artists are highly skilled and face a difficult task, because they are only allowed a few minutes to make a series of base lines.
They then leave the courtroom, and usually sit in the foyer of the court, where they expand on their marker lines purely from memory.
Court artists also have to work at pace, with the images often needed or finished within an hour or less.
Vardi 6 – Rooney 5