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Coleen Rooney poses for family photograph on holiday after missing last day of libel trial

Wayne Rooney has shared a family photograph of himself and wife Coleen on holiday with their children, after the couple missed the last day of her High Court battle with Rebekah Vardy.Coleen was absent from court on Thursday 19 May to hear closing arguments in the libel trial brought by Vardy.At the time, it was reported that Coleen and her husband had jetted off on a pre-booked holiday with their sons, Kai, 12, Klay, 9, Kit, 6, and Cass, 4.On Monday 23 May, Wayne shared a photograph of the family to his Instagram, adding an emoji of a camera and...
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Wagatha Christie: Top moments in the Rebekah Vardy vs Coleen Rooney trial

The lights are out in court 13 and it is now down to Ms Justice Steyn, veteran of cases on Guantanamo Bay and Saudi arms deals, to decide whether it was in fact.........Rebekah Vardy, who leaked Coleen Rooney’s private information to The Sun.Ms Vardy, 40, sued Ms Rooney for defamation after Ms Rooney publicly accused her account of being the source of stories in the tabloid press. The seven-day trial wrapped up on Thursday with closing speeches from both sides. There is now a wait of possibly months before the judge, Ms Justice Steyn, releases her judgement. Here are...
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What are the legal issues in the Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney libel battle?

As the trial of Rebekah Vardy’s libel claim against Coleen Rooney over her ‘Wagatha Christie’ social media post ends, the PA news agency takes a look at some of the legal issues involved.Q. What is the central issue in the case?A. A libel is a published statement which is damaging to a person’s reputation – or defamatory.Mrs Vardy’s case is that she has suffered “very serious harm to her reputation” as a result of Mrs Rooney’s 2019 post which alleged Mrs Vardy’s Instagram account was responsible for leaking information about her to The Sun newspaper and she is seeking “substantial...
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Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney face wait for ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial decision

Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney now face a wait to find out who has won their “Wagatha Christie” libel battle after the high-profile trial finished.In a viral social media post in October 2019, Mrs Rooney, 36, said she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Mrs Vardy, 40, of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press.The wife of former England star Wayne Rooney publicly claimed Mrs Vardy’s account was the source behind three fake stories she had posted on her private Instagram account.Mrs Vardy, who is married to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking stories to...
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Wagatha Christie: Cast of characters in the Rebekah Vardy vs Coleen Rooney trial

Across seven days at the High Court, the personal lives of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney have been picked apart with eviscerating care by the country’s top libel lawyers. “The genie of confidentiality cannot be put back in the bottle once the defence has been filed,” Ms Rooney’s legal team warned ahead of trial, but Ms Vardy pressed ahead regardless - eager to prove that she did not leak Ms Rooney’s private information to The Sun.Like a tornado sucking in debris, the libel trial has enveloped more and more people daily. Pop star Peter Andre had the size of...
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Rebekah Vardy vs Coleen Rooney: A breakdown of their courthouse style

The much-awaited libel trial brought by Rebekah Vardy against Coleen Rooney is drawing to a close as lawyers give their closing arguments.Rooney is facing legal action after she accused Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie, of leaking “false stories” about her to the tabloid press.In a tweet published in October 2019, Rooney, wife of ex-footballer Wayne, implied that Vardy had been sharing posts from her private Instagram account with The Sun newspaper.Rooney said she had grown suspicious that someone whom she “trusted” had been behind the leaks. In a bid to catch out who was sharing the information, the...
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Rebekah Vardy vs Coleen Rooney: A breakdown of their courthouse style (OLD)

The much-awaited libel trial brought by Rebekah Vardy against Coleen Rooney commenced this week.Rooney is facing legal action after she accused Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie, of leaking “false stories” about her to the tabloid press.In a tweet published in October 2019, Rooney, wife of ex-footballer Wayne, implied that Vardy had been sharing posts from her private Instagram account with The Sun newspaper.Rooney said she had grown suspicious that someone whom she “trusted” had been behind the leaks. In a bid to catch out who was sharing the information, the social media sleuth had restricted access to who...
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Wagatha Christie timeline: How the Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy row unfolded

After months of legal wrangling, the much anticipated “Wagatha Christie” high court libel trial is under way.Here is how the public row between footballers’ wives Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy unfolded over the past two and a half years:– September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun newspaper runs a number of articles about Ms Rooney, including that she travelled to Mexico to look into baby “gender selection” treatment, her plan to revive her TV career and the flooding of her basement.– October 9 2019 – Ms Rooney uses social media to accuse Ms Vardy of selling stories from...
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Wayne Rooney told the High Court that he had an “awkward” conversation with Jamie Vardy to get his wife to “calm down” her media activities during Euro 2016 at the request of the England manager.The former England international said that then-England manager Roy Hogson and assistant manager Gary Neville asked him, as captain of the team, “to speak to my team mate Jamie Vardy about the fact that Becky’s media activities were causing problems and distractions” during the tournament. “I think we all knew that it was an awkward subject,” Mr Rooney told the court. “So I agreed to speak...
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How an 18th Century chimney sweep could help Coleen Rooney to win Rebekah Vardy libel trial

As the “Wagatha Christie” trial comes to an end today, lawyers for both Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney are summarising their client’s cases in closing arguments.The dramatic libel case which was brought by Vardy after Rooney accused her of leaking stories about her to the press in a bombshell tweet.With the phone of Vardy’s agent Caroline Watt, which may have held significant evidence, having “regrettably” fallen into the North Sea, Rooney’s case is missing the smoking gun needed to unequivocally prove her claims.But, instead, her lawyers are relying on the precedent set during an 18th-century court case involving a chimney...
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Coleen Rooney says texts between Vardy and agent were evil

Coleen Rooney has described messages Rebekah Vardy and her agent Caroline Watt exchanged about her as "evil". Mrs Rooney gave evidence on day five of the High Court libel case brought by Mrs Vardy, who denies leaking private information about her to the Sun. The court previously heard the pair...
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The Secret Wag: Rebekah Vardy ‘attacked herself’ in newspaper column to cover tracks, Coleen Rooney claims

Coleen Rooney has told a court she believes Rebekah Vardy would attack herself in an anonymous column about “Wags” in The Sun to cover her tracks. The 36-year-old said she believed the model was involved in the article in some way and would try and throw people off the scent. Ms Rooney took the witness stand on Monday for her libel trial against Ms Vardy, which centres on the latter being accused of leaking private information about Ms Rooney to the press. Ms Vardy denies the allegations and is suing her fellow footballer’s wife for libel. Her lawyer quizzed Ms...
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Rebekah Vardy and agent’s WhatsApps ‘evil and uncalled for’ Coleen Rooney tells court

Messages between Rebekah Vardy and her agent about Coleen Rooney were “evil and uncalled for”, the former England captain’s wife has told the High Court as she finished her evidence in the women’s high-profile libel trial.In a viral social media post in October 2019, Mrs Rooney, 36, said she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Mrs Vardy, 40, of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press – prompting her to be dubbed “Wagatha Christie”.Mrs Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow...
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