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Rebekah Vardy loses ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case
It is the contest that gripped the nation but unlike the Tory leadership race, there is little chance for redemption.
Rebekah Vardy has lost the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial against Coleen Rooney, with her reputation left in tatters.
The wife of England and Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy has refused to accept the High Court ruling, which leaves her facing a legal bill of up to £3 million.
She had sued over a viral social media post in which Mrs Rooney accused Mrs Vardy of leaking or authorising the leak of stories from Mrs Rooney’s private Instagram account.
Mrs Justice Steyn said in her ruling that "significant parts of Ms Vardy’s evidence were not credible" and some parts were "implausible" and "manifestly inconsistent" with the facts.
Read Mrs Vardy’s statement in which she claims the judge "got it wrong". Here is the ruling in full.