Rebekah Vardy ‘extremely disappointed’ to lose trial to Coleen Rooney


September 2017 to October 2019

The Solar newspaper runs various articles about Rooney, together with that she travelled to Mexico to look into child ‘gender choice’ remedy, her plan to revive her TV profession and the flooding of her basement.

October 9, 2019: It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account

Rooney shared an announcement to her public-facing Instagram and Twitter, alleging that her fellow WAG Vardy had been promoting pretend tales to the press.

In a moderately genius plot, Rooney revealed that she had been sharing pretend tales to her personal Instagram tales after suspecting that one in all her followers was leaking tales from her personal account to the press.

Saying of her suspicions somebody had been promoting the tales to the tabloids, Rooney went on, in what has now turn into popular culture canon: ‘I’ve saved and screenshotted all the unique tales which clearly present only one individual has considered them. It’s…… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’

Rebekah Vardy denies the allegations

Vardy instantly fired again along with her personal assertion, denying she had leaked any tales.

February 13, 2020: Vardy is on TV

In a tearful look on ITV’s Free Ladies, Vardy – who beforehand stated she wished a forensic investigation into the leaks – says the stress of the dispute brought on her to have extreme nervousness assaults and she or he ‘ended up in hospital 3 times’.

Rooney says in an announcement that she doesn’t need to ‘interact in additional public debate’.

June 23, 2020: Vardy has launched libel proceedings towards Rooney

Vardy’s legal professionals allege she ‘suffered excessive misery, damage, nervousness and embarrassment on account of the publication of the put up and the occasions which adopted’.

November 19-20, 2020: The libel battle has its first Excessive Courtroom listening to in London

A choose guidelines that Rooney’s October 2019 put up ‘clearly recognized’ Vardy as being ‘responsible of the intense and constant breach of belief’.

Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘pure and odd’ that means of the posts was that Vardy had ‘repeatedly and ceaselessly abused her standing as a trusted follower of Mrs Rooney’s private Instagram account by secretly informing The Solar of Mrs Rooney’s personal posts and tales’.

February 8-9, 2022: A collection of messages between Vardy and her agent Caroline Watt are revealed at a preliminary court docket listening to

The court docket is instructed Vardy was not referring to Rooney when she known as somebody a ‘nasty bitch’ in a single change with Watt.

Rooney’s legal professionals search additional info from the WhatsApp messages, however the court docket is instructed that Watt’s cellphone fell into the North Sea after a ship she was on hit a wave, earlier than additional info may very well be extracted from it.

February 14, 2022: Rooney is refused permission to carry a Excessive Courtroom declare towards Watt

Rooney wasn’t granted permission to carry a declare towards Watt for misuse of personal info to be heard alongside the libel battle.

A Excessive Courtroom choose, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was introduced too late and former alternatives to make the declare had not been taken.

April 13, 2022: Ms Watt shouldn’t be match to provide oral proof

The Excessive Courtroom is instructed Watt is not going to give proof on the then-upcoming libel trial, because the case returns for one more listening to.

The agent revokes permission for her witness assertion for use, and withdraws her waiver which might have allowed Solar journalists to say whether or not she was a supply of the allegedly leaked tales.

April 29, 2022: Rebekah Vardy ‘seems to just accept’ that her agent was the supply of allegedly leaked tales

Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne tells the Excessive Courtroom, Vardy ‘seems to just accept’ her agent Watt was the supply of the allegedly leaked tales, and argues {that a} new witness assertion submitted by Vardy suggests Watt was the supply.

Vardy claims she ‘didn’t authorise or condone her’.

Vardy’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson says the assertion didn’t include ‘any change no matter within the pleaded case’, along with her authorized staff having no communication with Ms Watt.

Might 10-19, 2022: The trial begins

Vardy and Rooney come nose to nose in court docket because the trial of their libel battle takes place on the Royal Courts of Justice in London earlier than Mrs Justice Steyn. Each girls give proof, as revelations from the case make every day headlines throughout the British press.

Day One – The Chipolata

The primary day of the trial ends with Mr Sherborne dramatically revealing a Information Of The World article by which Vardy talked a few claimed sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre. The barrister reads the headline to the court docket, saying: ‘Peter’s hung like a small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts 5 minutes’. Vardy responds by saying she was ‘pressured right into a state of affairs’ by her ex-husband.

Outdoors the case, Andre would later go on to deal with the article, voicing his upset the feedback about his physique had been repeatedly introduced up after 15 years.

Might 20, 2022: Screenshots from Coleen Rooney’s Instagram are launched

An agreed 313-page bundle of proof is launched together with photos from Rooney’s Instagram account and screenshots the place Vardy complained to her husband Jamie Vardy that she was being made a ‘scapegoat’ throughout Euro 2016.

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