Wagatha Christie: Rebekah Vardy to pay 90% of Coleen Rooney’s costs


Rebekah Vardy, the spouse of English soccer participant Jamie Vardy, has to pay about 1.5 million kilos (CA$2.3 million) in authorized prices to fellow soccer partner Coleen Rooney after dropping the high-profile libel lawsuit she introduced towards Rooney.

Vardy, 40, misplaced her libel declare towards Rooney, 36, in July when a choose dominated {that a} extensively circulated social media publish Rooney wrote accusing Vardy of leaking her personal info to the tabloid press was “considerably true.”

In an order made public on Tuesday, a choose dominated that Vardy ought to pay 90 per cent of Rooney’s authorized prices.

The case, which blended social media, an acrimonious superstar feud and beginner sleuthing, was a British media sensation and made headlines for days. The 2 ladies are each married to well-known footballers: Vardy to Leicester Metropolis and England striker Jamie Vardy, Rooney to former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney.

The dispute started when Rooney stated she purposely posted faux tales on Instagram to seek out out who was passing her personal info to the press. She stated she blocked all accounts from seeing her Instagram tales other than the one she suspected of being the leaker. The tales then duly appeared in The Solar.

In an October 2019 publish seen by virtually two million followers, Rooney revealed it was Vardy’s account that was the offender. She was dubbed “Wagatha Christie” — a play on the slang time period “WAG,” for wives and girlfriends of soccer stars, and the identify of crime writer Agatha Christie.

Vardy launched the court docket battle to defend her fame. However choose Karen Steyn stated it was seemingly that Vardy’s agent had handed Rooney’s personal info to The Solar newspaper, and that “Mrs. Vardy knew of and condoned this behaviour.”


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