Coleen Rooney have won the latest round in the Wagatha Christie case against Rebekah Vardy.
Mrs Rooney accused Mrs Vardy’s Instagram account of leaking articles from Coleen Rooney private social media in an unusual outburst, and the WAGs have been involved in a court war. Vardy has disputed the allegations and is now suing Mrs Rooney for libel damages.
Mrs Vardy has been forced to pay £10,500 towards her opponent’s legal bills in their High Court struggle, according to the latest court news.
Coleen’s lawyer told The Sun in a statement, “Naturally Coleen and her legal team are thrilled with the judge’s rulings and her award of costs.”
Coleen’s legal team allegedly compared the triumph to a “2-1 semi-final victory.”
The date for the next trial has been scheduled for September.
Mrs Vardy’s lawyer, Charlotte Harris of Kingsley Napley, told MailOnline that her client “is very sure that she will triumph at trial.”
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Rooney said on Twitter on October 9 that posts from her private Instagram account had been leaked to The Sun newspaper. She said that she had limited access to the posts in order to find out who was selling the stories. She disclosed that Rebekah Vardy’s account was the only one who saw these posts, implying that she was the one who did them. This tweet went viral, earning the name “Wagatha Christie” (a play on the words “Wagatha Christie” and the football phrase “WAG”).
Vardy reacted on Twitter, denying the allegations and implying that her Instagram account had been hacked.
Vardy said in June 2020 that he was suing Rooney for slander, with legal fees expected to total £500,000 on each side.
After a libel preliminary hearing at the High Court in London on November 19, 2020, Mr Justice Warby found in Vardy’s favor on November 20, 2020. Rooney and Vardy were both absent from the court. Vardy was awarded over £23,000 in court fees, which Rooney was ordered to pay. The couple had until February 8, 2021 to try to settle their dispute through mediation.