May 18, 2022






Coleen Rooney immediately admitted for the primary time that she cut up from her husband Wayne and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with a ‘get together woman’- as she took to the stand in the course of the £3million Wagatha Christie libel trial.

Describing the aftermath of the incident involving former workplace employee Laura Simpson in 2017, Coleen instructed the Excessive Courtroom: ‘I used to be in a weak scenario – there had been some wrongdoing by my husband. I used to be spending numerous time at my mother and father’ home. I did not know the way my marriage was going to work out.

‘Me and Wayne have been attempting to determine our relationship and the place we have been going. However I did not need the general public to know that – I understand how fast the papers are to leap onto issues. I hadn’t settled on: ”That is it, we’re getting again collectively”.’

Coleen’s sensational disclosure throughout her court docket battle with bitter rival Rebekah Vardy got here as she mentioned ‘the pyjama put up’, which she shared on the finish of 2017.

It was a picture of her and three of her youngsters (she was pregnant along with her fourth baby on the time) sporting matching polka dot pyjamas within the household mattress. However on her non-public account she shared one other picture exhibiting husband Wayne within the mattress.

She defined when she noticed a narrative she believed was primarily based on the put up, it upset her. 

She additionally stated that when she and Wayne moved to the US she was homesick and ‘cried each night time and could not do Facetime with my mother and father – it was horrific.’ She added it was the primary time she had moved ‘greater than 45 minutes up the street’ from her household and stated her mother and father had each helped her enormously mentioning her youngsters. 

At the moment, the WAG additionally claimed she provided Rebekah ‘three olive branches’ to finish their £3million authorized struggle however her efforts have been ‘in useless’. 

In a now well-known put up from October 2019, Coleen, 36, accused Rebekah, 40, of leaking ‘false tales’ about her non-public life to the press. Rebekah denies leaking tales to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s spouse for libel, whereas Coleen is defending the declare on the premise her put up was ‘considerably true’ and within the public curiosity. 

A sketch by court artist Elizabeth Cook of Coleen Rooney, watched by her husband Wayne, as she gives evidence at the Royal Courts Of Justice
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A sketch by court docket artist Elizabeth Cook dinner of Coleen Rooney, watched by her husband Wayne, as she offers proof on the Royal Courts Of Justice

The Rooneys walking through a crowd of photographers as they entered the Royal Courts of Justice as they arrived for the fourth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial

The Rooneys strolling by way of a crowd of photographers as they entered the Royal Courts of Justice as they arrived for the fourth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial 

Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC requested her what she wished to realize from her Instagram ‘expose’.

‘I wasn’t reaching something,’ she stated, including: ‘What I wished was to cease the one who was leaking my non-public info to The Solar. 

She instructed the court docket that she had given out warnings ‘many occasions’, however ‘it did not cease’. ‘This was my final resort,’ she stated. 

Coleen provoked laughter at a number of moments in the course of the cross-examination. ‘To be trustworthy with you…’ she stated, earlier than stopping herself and including: ‘Sorry to be utilizing that.’ 

It got here after her lawyer instructed Rebekah yesterday he’d ‘moderately you would be trustworthy because you’re within the witness stand’ when she stated the identical factor. 

In one other trade, Mr Tomlinson advised to Coleen that Rebekah’s agent, Caroline Watt, had abused her belief by allegedly leaking tales she accessing her shopper’s Instagram. 

Mr Tomlinson advised Ms Watt abused her belief, saying: ‘It is not good when folks abuse that belief, is it Mrs Rooney?’ ‘No, it is unhappy,’ she replied, tilting her head and Rebekah. 

Among the many key claims heard within the Excessive Courtroom on day 4 of the gripping case – 

  • Well-known ‘Wagatha Christie’ Instagram put up was a ‘final resort’ and ‘wasn’t an try to get Rebekah trolled’;
  • Coleen ‘provided an olive department’ to Rebekah to cease her authorized motion nevertheless it was ‘in useless’; 
  • Rebekah ‘leaked particulars of Wayne Rooney’s marital woes after he was caught drink-driving with a lady he met in a bar’;  
  • Rebekah would ‘often’ message Coleen when there was press protection in regards to the WAG;
  • She ‘was ‘fishing’ for info as she checked in on Coleen after Wayne’s marital woes leak’;
  • Information story about Wayne’s drink-driving ‘quoted Coleen’s Instagram caption word-for-word’; 
  • Rooneys’ makes an attempt to patch issues up after the drink-driving arrest have been additionally made public;
  • Rebekah tried to persuade Coleen journalists had hacked her non-public Instagram account; 
  • Coleen admitted for the primary time that she cut up from husband Wayne and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with get together woman Laura Simpson in 2017; 
  • Rebekah ‘bought right into a spat with Sarah Harding at Nationwide Tv Awards after she was caught going by way of the Women Aloud singer’s purse’;
  • Leaks ‘strained Coleen’s relationships with fellow WAGs and ‘these near me who thought that I suspected them as probably being accountable” 
  • Wayne Rooney’s mom messaged Coleen ‘as a result of press had been knocking at their home to see whether or not they had any remark about Becky leaking tales about me’;
  • Rebekah’s alleged Secret Wag column ended ‘abruptly’ after bombshell Wagatha Christie put up;
  • Coleen says she’s ‘at all times been assured within the fact’ of her social media ”sting”’
  • REBEKAH’S TESTIMONY – 
  • Rebekah insists she solely mentioned Coleen’s non-public Instagram account along with her PR agent Caroline Watt ‘a handful of occasions’; 
  • Calls her Peter Andre ‘chipolata’ 2004 kiss-and-tell interview ‘one in every of my greatest regrets’;
  • Admits she texted ‘FFS’ message to footballer Danny Drinkwater after his drink-drive crash earlier than leaking the story;
  • Denies being behind ‘leaks’ of tales about Riyad Mahrez, an unnamed movie star ‘dishonest with a footballer’, and Coleen’s 2019 DC automotive crash;
  • Claims she ‘did not know’ what her agent was implying when she stated about ‘it is on her non-public Instagram so we won’t do something with it after recognizing that one of many Rooney’s youngsters wasn’t sporting a seatbelt; 
  • Says that after Coleen’s Instagram reveal she suffered, ‘Fixed anxiousness, panic assaults, and I used to be scared I used to be going to lose my child’;
  • Denies ever purposefully deleting her WhatsApp messages after proof ‘went lacking’;
  • Says being cross-examined by Coleen’s QC David Sherborne was ‘exhausting, intimidating – I really feel like I have been bullied and manipulated’; 
  • Wayne Rooney instructed Rebekah a newspaper story claiming he wished her to maintain a decrease profile was a ‘load of b*******’;  
  • Rebekah, meanwhile, bore a stern expression as she walked up to the steps of the famous court accompanied by her bodyguards

    Rebekah, in the meantime, bore a stern expression as she walked as much as the steps of the well-known court docket accompanied by her bodyguards

    Coleen today admitted for the first time that she split from her husband Wayne and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with US 'party girl' Laura Simpson (pictured)

    Coleen immediately admitted for the primary time that she cut up from her husband Wayne and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with US ‘get together woman’ Laura Simpson (pictured) 

    Because the poisonous feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy spilled out in public for a fourth day, here’s a abstract of the proof because it was heard in court docket:

    COLEEN’S TESTIMONY 

    Rebekah ‘bought right into a spat with Sarah Harding at Nationwide Tv Awards after she was caught going by way of the Women Aloud singer’s purse’

    Rebekah allegedly bought right into a spat with Sarah Harding on the Nationwide Tv Awards after she was caught going by way of the Women Aloud singer’s purse, the Excessive Courtroom heard.

    In her written assertion, Coleen Rooney stated that she was ‘conscious’ that Rebekah had ‘offered numerous items of ‘behind the scenes’ footage for The Solar’.

    Coleen claimed: ‘She additionally bought in a spat with former Women Aloud group member Sarah Harding in the course of the 2018 occasion as a result of Sarah apparently caught Becky taking images of the contents of Sarah’s purse when Sarah had dropped it on the ground. Their dispute subsequently appeared in The Solar.’

    Wagatha Christie put up was a ‘final resort’

    Coleen has claimed that she made her bombshell social media put up in October 2019 about finishing up her so-called ‘sting operation’ as a ‘final resort’.

    Mr Tomlinson requested her what she wished to realize from the put up.

    ‘I wasn’t reaching something,’ she stated, including: ‘What I wished was to cease the one who was leaking my non-public info to The Solar.’ She instructed the court docket that she had given out warnings ‘many occasions’, however ‘it did not cease’.

    I am shocked by how a lot curiosity my Wagatha Christie put up precipitated, Coleen tells the Excessive Courtroom

    Coleen instructed the Excessive Courtroom she was ‘shocked’ by ‘how a lot curiosity’ her social media put up precipitated.

    ‘Clearly it was going to get picked up by the media,’ she stated, explaining that her life had been coated by the media for the final 20 years ‘regardless of how massive or small’ one thing was.

    Wagatha Day 1 to three RECAP: ‘Doing the soiled’ on Leicester altering room wars, social media spats… and Peter Andre’s ‘chipolata’ manhood

    DAY 1  

    ACCORDING TO TEAM VARDY 

    • Rebekah was ‘deeply sorry’ for describing Peter Andre’s manhood as like a ‘chipolata’; 
    • Stated she feared she would lose her child when Coleen made her allegations and ‘won’t ever forgive’ her for ‘ruining my being pregnant’; 
    • Lawyer stated she ‘had no alternative’ however to carry the libel declare towards Coleen to ‘set up her innocence and vindicate her popularity’;
    • She’s been ‘jeered and heckled at soccer matches’ and ‘made the butt of limitless jokes’ for the reason that allegations emerged; 
    • Coleen’s well-known Instagram sting was ‘flawed’, moderately than a ‘cautious investigation’ that produced ‘irrefutable’ proof as she advised; 
    • Coleen ‘revelled’ in comparisons to Miss Marple, Agatha Christie and the Scooby-Doo gang; 
    • Rebekah ‘has no data’ of an incident that noticed agent Caroline Watt’s cellphone fall into the North Sea and ‘does not know’ if she was a leaker; 
    • Declare Rebekah was concerned in ‘conspiracy’ and ‘marketing campaign of deletion’ of proof is ‘fully baseless”; 

    ACCORDING TO TEAM ROONEY 

    • Coleen’s barrister, David Sherborne, instructed the court docket the case hinges on ‘betrayal’ – whether or not it was by Rebekah who betrayed Coleen by leaking info to The Solar or Coleen’s agent, Caroline Watt, who was accountable; 
    • Instructed that if Ms Watt leaked the tales ‘she was doing Rebekah’s soiled work like a hitman’ – and accused Rebekah of ‘mendacity’ for suggesting in any other case; 
    • Rebekah’s declare she sat behind Coleen on the 2016 Euros as a result of they have been the ‘nearest seats obtainable’ was ‘unfaithful’, in response to a brand new witness assertion; 
    • ‘Harry Maguire’s fiancée Fern Hawkins was ‘upset and embarrassed’ by Rebekah’s WAGs paparazzi picture at 2018 World Cup’; 
    •  Rebekah ‘had the means, motive and alternative to leak tales about Coleen’;
    • WhatsApp messages between Rebekah and her agent the place Rebekah referred to Coleen as a ‘c***’ have been re-read to the court docket. 

    DAY 2 

    CLAIMS MADE DURING REBEKAH’S CROSS-EXAMINATION 

    • Rebekah and Ms Watt labored to enhance the WAG’s media protection and plotted to leak a number of tales to The Solar;
    • Ms Watt as soon as ‘boasted’ {that a} Solar journalist ‘at all times writes good tales’ about Rebekah and ‘does no matter I ask her’;
    • Rebekah tried to leak mannequin Danielle Lloyd’s miscarriage to the media following a ‘spat on Instagram’ – an allegation which she has denied;
    • It was ‘commonplace observe’ for Rebekah to offer her publicist info to cross on to journalists, and that Ms Watt would do Rebekah’s ‘soiled work’ for her;
    • Jamie Vardy’s spouse tried to leak information of footballer Danny Drinkwater’s drink-driving arrest to The Solar newspaper and ‘wished paying’ for any info that reached the Press;
    • She and Ms Watt mentioned leaking a narrative a few feminine movie star accused of dishonest on her husband with a ‘well-known footballer’ – however the WAG insisted that she was simply ‘joking’;
    • Rebekah ‘tried to ‘do the soiled’ and spill the beans on unrest within the Leicester Metropolis dressing room when star participant Riyad Mahrez went ‘on strike’ – however denied she had leaked the story to The Solar and had been ‘gossiping’;
    • The WAG instructed her publicist Ms Watt to take a look at Coleen’s non-public Instagram account by way of her personal private account, however denied that she ordered her to ‘monitor’ the web page;
    • Agent ‘boasted’ {that a} journalist ‘at all times writes good tales’ about Rebekah and ‘does no matter I ask her.;

    DAY 3 

    REBEKAH’S CROSS-EXAMINATION CONTINUED…  

    • Rebekah denied branding herself ‘the unofficial chief of the WAGs’ in Solar interview about axing of ‘intercourse ban’ for England stars throughout Russia World Cup;  
    • Claimed she was too busy ‘washing her garments in a sink’ in the course of the 2018 World Cup to have time to talk to journalists; 
    • Denies leaking details about Coleen’s 2019 automotive crash in Washington DC to the media after seeing story on her non-public Instagram; 
    • Claimed she ‘does not actually watch’ tv and requested ‘who’s Davy Jones?’ whereas being questioned about alleged leaks and her publicist’s North Sea incident; 
    • Rebekah accused of ‘utilizing the anniversary of Coleen’s sister’s loss of life as a peg to contact her after the WAG unfollowed her on Instagram’; 
    • Denied being behind ‘Secret Wag’ column that included lurid claims of Chelsea ‘love rats’;
    • Was unable to clarify what had occurred to 9 months of messages she exchanged with Ms Watt which have disappeared.

    Requested by Hugh Tomlinson QC if she had a ‘giant loyal following’ on social media, Coleen replied: ‘I’ve a big following sure, loyal I am not too positive about.’

    Coleen DENIES making Wagatha Christie put up to make Rebekah topic to abuse

    Coleen has denied making her 2019 Wagatha Christie put up to make Rebekah topic to abuse.

    It was put to her by Rebekah’s barrister Mr Tomlinson on the Excessive Courtroom this afternoon.

    She stated: ‘No that is not my intention in any respect. I would not ever, it is not in my nature to trigger abuse or trolling in any manner in any respect.’

    When requested if she would have tried to mitigate any abuse with a put up, she replied: ‘Possibly I’d have favored to have stated that however I’ve by no means been in a court docket, I’ve by no means been in a authorized case earlier than, that is the primary time I’ve gone underneath instruction of my authorized staff.’

    Rebekah would ‘often’ message Coleen when there was press protection in regards to the WAG, court docket hears

    Rebekah would ‘often’ message Coleen when there was press protection about Wayne Rooney’s spouse, the Excessive Courtroom has heard.

    Saying Rebekah was ‘not in my circle’, Coleen stated: ‘I felt like when she contacted me it was to try to get info out of me.’

    Rebekah’s messages to her got here ‘when one thing not good was happening in my private life’, Coleen claimed.

    She stated Rebekah’s messages have been ‘usually good’, however added that ‘in the direction of the tip its was a bit uncommon’.

    ‘Somebody who was not that near me… continually checking in with me on a regular basis,’ Coleen stated.

    Coleen ‘provided an olive department’ to Rebekah nevertheless it was ‘in useless’ 

    Coleen instructed how she provided ‘an olive department’ to Rebekah in a bid to finish their bitter public regardless of within the wake of her ‘Wagatha Christie’ revelations.

    Coleen, 36, stated she made three makes an attempt to carry their authorized battle to a detailed as she believed it might ‘profit neither Becky nor myself’.

    However she stated her efforts had all been ‘in useless’.

    In a written assertion submitted to the court docket she stated: ‘I wish to spotlight on the outset of this witness assertion that I’ve sought to resolve this matter amicably on numerous events as a result of I used to be of the view that the time, cash, assets and efforts concerned might be higher spent elsewhere – notably in mild of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    She instructed how she made three separate makes an attempt to name a truce, the primary in Could 2020 earlier than proceedings have been issued.

    Coleen tried once more after submitting authorized paperwork in October 2020 then made an extra try in January 2021.

    However she stated: ‘The efforts I made have been in useless.’

    She added: ‘I’ve little doubt that this litigation, regardless of the final result, will profit neither Becky nor myself.

    Coleen continued: ‘I ought to, nevertheless, spotlight that these makes an attempt to compromise this dispute weren’t made attributable to any concern with the underlying deserves or an absence of confidence in my place.

    ‘I used to be searching for to be pragmatic and to contemplate the larger image as a way to allow each events to maneuver on with our respective lives – basically an olive department if you’ll.

    ‘I’ve at all times been assured within the fact of what I posted on October 9 2019.

    She stated Rebekah’s WhatsApp conversations along with her agent Caroline Watt, had ‘solely additional strengthened my view on that’. 

    Rebekah ‘leaked particulars of Wayne Rooney’s marital woes after he was caught drink-driving with a lady he met in a bar’ 

    Rebekah Vardy allegedly leaked particulars of Wayne Rooney’s marital woes after he was caught drink driving with a lady he had met in a bar, Coleen Rooney has stated in court docket paperwork.

    The previous England star’s spouse instructed how she was left ‘actually damage’ after particulars of how she had moved out of the household dwelling along with her sons within the wake of the incident have been made public. She stated she felt ‘as if somebody that I trusted was betraying me at a really tough time.’

    Coleen posted an image of herself along with her sons on her non-public Instagram account after her husband was pulled over by police as he drove dwelling with single mom Laura Simpson.

    The next day The Solar newspaper printed an article which stated Coleen had ‘dropped a heavy trace that she would hold the youngsters along with her if she and Wayne do cut up’.

    It revealed how Coleen ‘uploaded two poignant images of the boys on her Instagram account and wrote: ‘Regardless of the place I’m they at all times comply with me, and I hope that lasts eternally’.’

    Rebekah ‘was ‘fishing’ for info as she checked in on Coleen after Wayne’s marital woes leak’, court docket hears 

    Rebekah allegedly ‘fished’ for info after the Rooneys’ marital woes have been leaked, the Excessive Courtroom has heard.

    In her written assertion, Coleen instructed how Rebekah exchanged WhatsApp posts with Rebekah over the following two days ‘wherein she checked in on how I used to be doing and even provided for me to remain at her home if I wished to get away from issues’.

    Coleen stated: ‘On the face of issues, this was clearly a pleasant gesture, however I did assume on the time that it was a bit excessive as a result of Becky and I weren’t notably shut buddies.’

    Coleen instructed how she believes Rebekah had been ‘fishing for info’ in earlier exchanges between them. She stated there had been discussions between the pair from August 2016 to February 2017 ‘wherein she would immediately ask me about matters involving me that had been talked about within the press.

    Coleen stated: ‘As an example, she requested me about an tried housebreaking at my home, a few potential midwife documentary and about my home construct. On the time I simply thought she was attempting to be pleasant however was a bit too eager.

    ‘In hindsight, I do ponder whether her messages – and certainly the entire messages that she despatched to me subsequently have been simply fishing for info to cross to the media.’

    Information story about Wayne’s drink-driving ‘quoted Coleen’s Instagram caption word-for-word’

    Coleen stated in her witness assertion: ‘No different content material had been uploaded to my social media platforms in regards to the incident and I hadn’t talked about the Marriage Publish to anyone else.

    ‘It was apparent to me {that a} follower on my non-public Instagram account had leaked the Marriage Publish to The Solar and that the supply of the wedding article was the Marriage Publish.’

    Coleen continued: ‘There was a lot happening at the moment that I did not take any motion or do something in regards to the leak however I undoubtedly took observe of it and was actually damage by it, notably as a result of I felt as if somebody that I trusted was betraying me at a really tough time.’

    Rebekah is due to finish her evidence today, with Coleen then taking her place in the witness box in Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice

    Rebekah is because of end her proof immediately, with Coleen then taking her place within the witness field in Courtroom 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice

    ‘I cut up from Wayne’, Coleen admits for the primary time  

    Coleen immediately admitted for the primary time that she cut up from husband Wayne and feared her marriage was over after he was caught drink-driving with get together woman Laura Simpson in 2017.

    Her sensational disclosure got here as she mentioned ‘the pyjama put up’ which she shared on the finish of 2017. It was a picture of her and three of her youngsters (she was pregnant along with her fourth baby on the time) sporting matching polka dot pyjamas within the household mattress.

    However on her non-public account she shared one other picture exhibiting husband Wayne within the mattress.

    She defined when she noticed a narrative she believed was primarily based on the put up, it upset her.

    ‘I used to be in a weak scenario –there had been some wrongdoing by my husband.

    ‘I used to be spending numerous time at my mother and father’ home. I did not know the way my marriage was going to work out.

    ‘Me and Wayne have been attempting to determine our relationship and the place we have been going.

    ‘However I did not need the general public to know that – I understand how fast the papers are to leap onto issues.

    ‘I hadn’t settled on: ‘that is it, we’re getting again collectively’

    She additionally stated that when she and Wayne moved to the US she was homesick and ‘cried each night time and could not do Facetime with my mother and father – it was horrific.’

    She added it was the primary time she had moved ‘greater than 45 minutes up the street’ from her household and stated her mother and father had each helped her enormously mentioning her youngsters. 

    Leaks ‘strained Coleen’S relationships with fellow WAGs and “those close to me who thought that I suspected them as potentially being responsible”‘

    Leaks about Coleen’s life ‘strained her relationships with fellow WAGs and “those close to me who thought that I suspected them as potentially being responsible”‘, the court docket has heard.

    In her written assertion, Coleen wrote: ‘I’d get folks coming as much as me to say issues like ‘I hope you recognize that it is not me’ or ‘I hope you recognize that I’d by no means do this to you’.

    ‘It was horrible having buddies assume that they have been underneath the microscope and wanted to clarify themselves. I recall having such conversations with shut buddies who I’ve identified for years.

    ‘Little doubt there can be numerous others who felt in the same place however have been too embarrassed to carry it up with me direct. ‘

    She stated Shauna Muamba – the spouse of former Premier League participant Fabrice Muamba – who she described as ‘a buddy who I’ve identified for years’ messaged her as a result of ‘she she was apprehensive that I suspected it was her.’

    I’ve at all times been assured within the fact of my Wagatha Christie put up, Coleen says

    Coleen stated she has ‘at all times been assured within the fact’ of her viral put up accusing Rebekah Vardy of leaking her non-public info to The Solar.

    She wrote in her witness assertion: ‘I’ve at all times been assured within the fact of what I posted on October 9 2019 and the documentation which Becky has disclosed as a part of these proceedings, particularly her WhatsApp conversations along with her agent Caroline Watt, has solely additional strengthened my view on that.’

    Coleen continued: ‘Family and friends are a very powerful to me and it was messing with my head that somebody who I trusted was doing this to me. It aggravated and damage me.

    ‘It even messed with my family and friends as a result of they felt like I suspected them of being accountable.’

    Rebekah’s alleged Secret Wag column ended ‘abruptly’ after bombshell Wagatha Christie put up

    Rebekah’s alleged Secret Wag column ended ‘abruptly’ after Coleen made her bombshell Wagatha Christie put up in October 2019, the Excessive Courtroom.

    In her written assertion, Coleen claimed: ‘Following the put up, the Secret WAG column solely launched an extra three articles – two of which had little doubt already been ready previous to my put up – and got here to an abrupt finish.

    ‘One was about footballer supervisor Jose Mourinho, one other was about Georgina Cleverley and one was about my dispute with Becky.

    ‘The Secret WAG article about my dispute with Becky started with the wording “OMG! HOW could she!!?? Coleen Rooney has created the biggest WAG fallout since Nicola McLean whipped off her 32FF superbra”.’

    Wayne Rooney’s mom messaged Coleen ‘as a result of press had been knocking at their home to see whether or not they had any remark about Becky leaking tales about me’

    Wayne Rooney’s mom Jeanette messaged Coleen ‘as a result of press had been knocking at their home to see whether or not they had any remark about Becky leaking tales about me’, the court docket has heard.

    Coleen stated: ‘Jeanette defined that she had no concept what was happening as a result of she did not know something about Becky leaking details about me.

    ‘I instructed Jeanette that it had been going for ages however I hadn’t been capable of say something beforehand as a result of I had been attempting to catch out the individual accountable.’    

    Coleen, who wore an all-white outfit, arrived in a silver Mercedes van with her husband, who donned a blue suit for the proceedings

    Coleen did not respond to calls from the press as she passed through the main entrance of the court building. Once again she wore an orthopedic boot on her right leg following an accident at home

    Coleen, who wore an all-white outfit, arrived in a silver Mercedes van along with her husband, who donned a blue go well with for the proceedings

    Rooneys’ makes an attempt to patch issues up after the drink-driving arrest have been additionally made public, court docket hears

    Coleen and Wayne Rooney’s makes an attempt to patch issues up after the drink-driving arrest have been additionally made public, the Excessive Courtroom has heard.

    An article in The Solar claimed Rooney has been forgiven for his night time out with Laura Simpson after being ‘allowed again into the marital mattress by Coleen’.

    The article on November 1, 2017 instructed how ‘the shamed footballer has been reunited with spouse for the primary time at dwelling.’

    It stated Coleen had proven a photograph to buddies of Wayne cuddling as much as their three sons Kai, Klay and Package and sporting matching pyjamas because the household celebrated Halloween collectively.

    Coleen printed the picture on her non-public Instagram account however solely confirmed one in every of herself and her sons on her public account.

    Coleen wrote in her assertion to the court docket: ‘While I used to be comfy sufficient to add the {photograph} of Wayne to my non-public Instagram account, I made a acutely aware resolution to not add the {photograph} with him in to my Twitter account or to my public Instagram account due to the difficulties between us on the time.’

    Coleen instructed how she was ‘actually shocked and upset’ that there had been one other leak from her non-public Instagram account.

    She stated that in response she took a screenshot of a piece of the article with the caption: ‘The GRASS strikes once more!!!….I put that image on questioning if it might seem in that HORRIBLE newspaper …Your accepted as one in every of my buddies in the event you actually wanted the cash that dangerous you possibly can have at all times simply requested as an alternative of being SLY!!!’.

    Rebekah tried to persuade Coleen journalists had hacked her non-public Instagram account, court docket hears

    Rebekah tried to persuade Coleen that journalists had hacked her non-public Instagram account, in response to court docket paperwork.

    In her written assertion, Coleen described a WhatsApp trade with Rebekah which she stated was ‘peculiar’.

    It started when Rebekah despatched her a message at 2.36pm saying: ‘Omg wtf is improper with folks! Why have they taken that one in every of you and the youngsters and never of wayne in mattress! That might have been a fair higher story of their eyes… d***heads! Hope you might be OK’.

    Rebekah then stated: ‘That’s so dangerous! And The Solar of all folks as properly! Have you ever been by way of all of your followers? Nobody with any celeb magazine hyperlinks? What about being hacked? I’d be chomping if that was me! Not on in any respect’.

    Coleen replied: ‘Yeh been by way of all however cannot bear in mind in level anybody. Bought a couple of folks onto it attempting to supply but when there getting the information there not going to inform. Had issues like this up to now and by no means bought to seek out out.’

    Rebekah texted: ‘Yeah that is true! You do not assume the paper has hacked your account do you?’

    Coleen stated: ‘No very a lot doubt it’.   

    REBEKAH’S TESTIMONY 

    Rebekah mentioned Coleen’s non-public Instagram account along with her agent ‘a handful of occasions’

    Rebekah insisted that she solely mentioned Coleen’s non-public Instagram account along with her agent Caroline Watt ‘a handful of occasions’.

    Rebekah defined that the publicist had entry to her personal Instagram account password from 2017 when the TV persona appeared on I am a Superstar Get Me Out of Right here!

    Beneath questioning from her barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC, Jamie Vardy’s spouse stated she ‘did not give it a second thought’ that Ms Watt was capable of see Coleen’s non-public Instagram account.

    Requested if she was instructed by Ms Watt that she was Coleen’s account, Rebekah stated: ‘No she did not’, including that it ‘was not even on my radar’ when requested if knew Ms Watt was ‘monitoring’ Coleen’s account.

    Peter has gamely laughed off Rebekah's comments, before adding on Instagram how 'most people saw in the jungle how an acorn turned into an oak so I think I'm ok'

    Peter has gamely laughed off Rebekah’s feedback, earlier than including on Instagram how ‘most individuals noticed within the jungle how an acorn was an oak so I believe I am okay’

    WAG texted ‘FFS’ message to footballer Danny Drinkwater after his drink-drive crash earlier than leaking the story 

    Rebekah immediately admitted plotting to leaking details about Danny Drinkwater’s drink-drive arrest to the media and despatched the footballer a ‘FFS’ message after his 2019 automotive crash, the Excessive Courtroom heard. 

    Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s long-running, vicious struggle unfolded earlier than the eyes of the world 

    September 2017 to October 2019 – The Solar runs various articles about Coleen, 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 – Coleen makes use of social media to accuse Rebekah of promoting tales from her non-public Instagram account to the tabloids.

    Coleen says she spent 5 months making an attempt to work out who was sharing details about her and her household primarily based on posts she had made on her private social media web page.

    After sharing a collection of ‘false’ tales and utilizing a means of elimination, Coleen claims they have been seen by one Instagram account, belonging to Rebekah.

    Rebekah, then pregnant along with her fifth baby, denies the allegations and says numerous folks had entry to her Instagram over time.

    She claims to be ‘so upset’ by Coleen’s accusation, later including: ‘I believed she was my buddy however she fully annihilated me.’

    The general public dispute makes headlines all over the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.

    How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking 'false stories' about her to the press in an Instagram post (above)

    The way it all started: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false tales’ about her to the press in an Instagram put up (above) 

    Shortly after Coleen's public accusation, Rebekah - who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time - denied any involvement (above)

    Shortly after Coleen’s public accusation, Rebekah – who was pregnant and on vacation in Dubai on the time – denied any involvement (above) 

    February 13, 2020 – In a tearful look on ITV’s Free Girls, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute precipitated her to have extreme anxiousness assaults and she or he ‘ended up in hospital thrice’. Coleen says in an announcement that she doesn’t need to ‘interact in additional public debate’.

    June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings towards Coleen.

    Rebekah’s attorneys allege she ‘suffered excessive misery, damage, anxiousness 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 decide guidelines that Coleen’s October 2019 put up ‘clearly recognized’ Rebekah as being ‘responsible of the intense and constant breach of belief’.

    Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘pure and peculiar’ which means of the posts was that Rebekah had ‘often and steadily abused her standing as a trusted follower of Coleen’s private Instagram account by secretly informing The Solar of Coleen’s non-public posts and tales’.

    February 8-9, 2022 – A collection of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s attorneys allege have been about her – are revealed at a preliminary court docket listening to.

    The court docket is instructed Rebekah was not referring to Coleen when she referred to as somebody a ‘nasty bitch’ in a single trade with Ms Watt.

    Coleen’s attorneys search additional info from the WhatsApp messages, however the court docket is instructed that Ms Watt’s cellphone fell into the North Sea after a ship she was on hit a wave, earlier than additional info might be extracted from it.

    February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to carry a Excessive Courtroom declare towards Ms Watt for misuse of personal info to be heard alongside the libel battle. A Excessive Courtroom decide, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was introduced too late and former alternatives to make the declare had not been taken.

    April 13 – Ms Watt isn’t match to offer oral proof on the upcoming libel trial, the Excessive Courtroom is instructed because the case returns for an additional 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 – Rebekah ‘seems to simply accept’ that her agent was the supply of allegedly leaked tales, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne tells the Excessive Courtroom. He argues {that a} new witness assertion submitted by Rebekah suggests Ms Watt was the supply however Rebekah claims she ‘didn’t authorise or condone her’.

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

    Could 10 onwards – The trial begins.  

    Rebekah instructed her publicist Caroline Watt that she ‘wished paying’ for details about the previous Leicester Metropolis participant leaving police custody after his arrest. Earlier within the case she denied she truly wished cash for the tip. 

    Drinkwater was banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to finish 70 hours of group service after pleading responsible to drink driving.

    Rebekah instructed her lawyer Mr Tomlinson that she despatched Drinkwater a non-public message on Instagram asking: ‘What have you ever completed FFS Danny?’.

    The acronym ‘FFS’ stands for ‘For F**ok Sake’ – and earlier this week the court docket heard Rebekah clarify this to Coleen’s lawyer David Sherborne.

    Rebekah has additionally denied asking Drinkwater for his deal with so she might ship paparazzi photographers and reporters round to his dwelling. 

    Rebekah calls her Peter Andre ‘chipolata’ 2004 kiss-and-tell interview ‘one in every of my greatest regrets’

    Rebekah has apologised to Peter Andre and his spouse for her notorious feedback about his ‘chipolata’ manhood, the Excessive Courtroom heard immediately.

    The WAG’s barrister requested her in regards to the feedback – made in a kiss and inform story within the Information of the World in 2004 – because the trial bought underway. 

    Requested whether or not the quotes within the article have been all from her, Rebekah replied: ‘There are numerous issues in there which did not come out of my mouth.’

    She stated of the article – which in contrast Andre’s manhood to a ‘small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts 5 minutes’: ‘It is shameful actually, one in every of my greatest regrets.’

    Rebekah stated she was ‘very younger on the time’. 

    When requested if she has spoken to Andre about it since, she stated: ‘I have not spoken to him however I despatched each his spouse and him private messages a few years in the past.’ 

    Mysterious Woman singer Andre has since spoken out in regards to the declare, insisting his ‘acorn’ has ‘grown into an oak’.    

    ‘I wasn’t’: Rebekah DENIES telling her agent to leak Coleen Rooney’s automotive crash to the media

    The WAG was additionally questioned immediately about whether or not she conspired along with her agent to leak a narrative about Coleen crashing her automotive in Washington DC to the media after recognizing it on her non-public Instagram. 

    The Excessive Courtroom has heard how Ms Watt texted Rebekah admitting that she had given details about Coleen’s crash in Washington DC to The Solar newspaper.

    Yesterday Rebekah stated it ‘appeared’ that Ms Watt was the supply of the story, however stated she did not reply to her textual content as a result of she was too engrossed watching Gemma Collins’ Dancing On Ice ‘faceplant’.

    At the moment, Mr Tomlinson requested: ‘Have been you instructing Caroline Watt to enter the Instagram to acquire info to leak to The Solar?’

    Rebekah replied: ‘No, I wasn’t’.  

    ‘I do not know’: Rebekah suggests she did not know what her agent was implying when she stated ‘it is on her non-public Instagram so we won’t do something with it’ 

    Rebekah was questioned in relation to a WhatsApp trade with Ms Watt wherein they mentioned Coleen’s baby allegedly not sporting a seat belt in a photograph from Coleen’s non-public Instagram.

    Mr Tomlinson stated that, in a textual content, Ms Watt stated: ‘It is on the non-public Instagram so cannot do something with it.’

    He requested Rebekah what she understood Ms Watt to be saying at this level.

    ‘I do not know, I did not actually give it a lot consideration or a lot thought,’ Mrs Vardy replied, including: ‘I used to be most likely doing the varsity run myself at the moment.’

    Mr Tomlinson requested: ‘Did you assume that Caroline was leaking tales from Coleen’s non-public Instagram account?’

    ‘No, I did not,’ she stated. 

    Wayne Rooney instructed Rebekah a newspaper story claiming he wished her to maintain a decrease profile was a ‘load of b*******’

    A 2016 story claiming Wayne Rooney wished Rebekah to maintain a decrease profile was described by the footballer as ‘a load of bollocks’, the Excessive Courtroom heard.

    The story within the Unbiased claimed that then England captain instructed Jamie Vardy his spouse was getting an excessive amount of publicity and it was affecting staff morale.

    However Rebekah instructed the court docket: ‘Jamie was fairly indignant [about the story] that dialog by no means passed off.

    ‘I had a dialog with Mr Rooney on Facetime about it and he stated it was a load of b*******.’

    She added: ‘I believed the media was attempting to trigger issues and fire up hassle, making a drama and issues the place they did not exist.’ 

    Rebekah says she was scared she might lose her child after Coleen’s ‘social media sting’ put up  

    Rebekah instructed the court docket she was scared she was going to lose her child within the days following Coleen’s bombshell Wagatha put up.

    She was seven months pregnant on the time, and was requested by her solicitors to export her WhatsApp messages onto her laptop computer on October 15, 2019, simply six days after the put up.

    Requested to explain her frame of mind on the time, she sobbed as she stated: ‘Fixed anxiousness, panic assaults, and I used to be scared I used to be going to lose my child.’

    She denied intentionally deleting the data which the court docket has heard was misplaced in the course of the export. 

    WAG denies deleting her WhatsApp messages to eliminate proof 

    Rebekah has denied ever purposefully deleting her WhatsApp messages.

    The court docket beforehand heard swathes of messages have been unavailable as a result of they’d been accidently wiped, whereas others didn’t present photographs, video, or audio they contained.

    Mr Tomlinson requested: ‘Have you ever at any stage intentionally deleted something out of your WhatsApp messages?’

    ‘No, by no means’, she replied.

    Moments earlier she spoke of her emotional state on the time she was exporting her messages, throughout which she claims many have been inadvertently deleted.

    She stated: ‘I wasn’t very properly, I used to be having fixed panic assaults, anxiousness, I used to be scared I used to be going to lose my child.’ 

    ‘I really feel like I have been bullied and manipulated’: Rebekah slams barrister David Sherborne after ‘exhausting’ cross-examination

    As Rebekah’s lawyer closed her case, Mr Tomlinson requested her how she had discovered the expertise of being cross-examined by Mr Sherborne.

    ‘Exhausting, intimidating – I really feel like I have been bullied and manipulated,’ she stated by way of tears.

    He requested her why she had continued with the case and once more she turned emotional as she stated: I wished to clear my identify, not only for me, however for my household and my youngsters.’

    Crew Rooney vs Crew Vardy! Rebekah is supported by disaster supervisor who’s an skilled in on-line popularity and a VERY burly bodyguard in Jamie’s absence – whereas Coleen has Hollywood’s favorite barrister

    By Bridie Pearson-Jones for MailOnline 

    Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy have enlisted among the nation’s best media consultants and authorized minds as they go face to face within the movie star trial of the last decade.

    Yesterday was the second instalment of the £3million ‘Wagatha Christie‘ libel trial between the 2 footballer’s wives which  featured a tearful look within the witness field, Whatsapp ‘gossip’ a few thriller movie star affair and but extra foul-mouthed textual content messages – all dropped at an finish by a fittingly dramatic fireplace alarm.

    Coleen publicly ‘outed’ her fellow WAG when she accused her of sharing three pretend tales she had posted on her private Instagram with The Solar as a part of what she described as a social media ‘sting’ operation. Rebekah vehemently denied the allegation – main her to launch the expensive authorized motion which noticed its second day on Wednesday.

    Whereas Tuesday’s listening to dredged up Peter Andre‘s alleged ‘chipolata’ manhood, yesterday targeted on Rebekah’s relationship along with her agent Caroline Watt.

    Within the Vardy nook is Hacked Off founder Hugh Tomlinson QC – in addition to two glamorous members of the authorized staff, together with one who was as soon as named one of many ‘sexiest attorneys’ within the UK, and one other who’s a disaster supervisor who’s skilled in on-line popularity.

    Vardy has additionally appeared alongside a safety guard – whereas Coleen does not seem to have any bodyguard by her when coming into court docket.

    In the meantime, Coleen has been joined in court docket by her soccer famous person husband Wayne in addition to Hollywood’s favorite lawyer  David Sherborne and rising authorized thoughts Ben Hamer.

    Right here, FEMAIL reveals who’s who on the trial that is saved the nation gripped… 

    TEAM VARDY

    Dr Rosa Malley

    In Rebekah’s authorized staff is Dr Rosa Malley, 37,  an Affiliate within the Dispute Decision staff at high regulation agency Kingsley Napley.

    Rosa was part of the Hacked Off marketing campaign and specialises in popularity and media issues, in response to her on-line bio.

    She beforehand labored as a paralegal at high metropolis regulation agency Mishcon de Reya, who led the Excessive Courtroom bid to cease Boris Johnson triggering Brexit.

    Considered one of their barristers, Anthony Julius, acted for Princess Diana in her divorce from Prince Charles.

    In Rebekah's legal team is Dr Rosa Malley, 37, an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at top law firm Kingsley Napley

    In Rebekah’s authorized staff is Dr Rosa Malley, 37, an Affiliate within the Dispute Decision staff at high regulation agency Kingsley Napley

    Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City soccer player Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London

    Rebekah Vardy, spouse of Leicester Metropolis soccer participant Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London

    The agency additionally represented Heather Mills in her divorce case towards Beatles star Paul McCartney, earlier than separating ‘amicably’ from their shopper.

    The corporate additionally acted for former Liberal Democrat Cupboard minister Chris Huhne when he confronted allegations of perverting the course of justice by ‘swapping’ rushing factors together with his spouse. Mr Huhne was later sentenced to eight months in jail.

    Rosa bought her PhD finding out the Illustration of Girls in British Politics at College of Bristol in 2011.

    She works in pre and post-publication for broadcast media, and has additionally labored in disaster administration with politicians, sportspeople, celebrities and excessive profile legal defendants. 

    Earlier than her authorized profession, Rosa labored in politics, as a researcher on the ThinkTank Institute for Authorities and as a Particular Tasks Supervisor for the Hacked Off marketing campaign.  She additionally taught British Politics at Birkbeck, College of London.

    Fittingly for the case in query, Rosa has expertise in on-line popularity and  abuse on social media.

    Charlotte Harris

    Like Rosa, Charlotte Harris, 44, labored at Hacked Off and for eminent regulation agency Mishcon de Reya.

    Described as ‘one of the sought out privateness attorneys within the land’ she boasts a shopper base of ‘MPs, celebrities, PR consultants, sports activities brokers, sports activities folks’.

    In 2013, she married  funding banker James Burr, with a really star-studded visitor checklist together with Hugh Grant, MP Tom Watson, MP Chris Huhne, and Max Clifford.

    Like Rosa, Charlotte Harris (pictured), 44, worked at Hacked Off and for eminent law firm Mishcon de Reya

    Like Rosa, Charlotte Harris (pictured), 44, labored at Hacked Off and for eminent regulation agency Mishcon de Reya

    On the marriage ceremony millionaire former Vitality Secretary Chris Huhne loved his final night time of liberty earlier than he was sentenced the following day at Southwark crown court docket to eight months’ imprisonment. 

    Writing within the Diary column for the New Stateman on the time, Mr Watson stated he ‘entertained’ the gathering of celebrities, MPs, bankers and extremely remunerated senior Mishcon employees with a karaoke rendition of the brand new wave anthem Teenage Kicks.  

    Clearly magnificence and brains, she was named one of many nation’s sexiest attorneys in 2015 in an inventory put collectively by the web site Authorized Cheek.

    Charlotte has appeared earlier than Parliamentary Choose Committees all through her profession, together with the Leveson Inquiry and was described as a ‘drive of nature and at all times prepared for a battle’ by Chambers and Companions Excessive Internet Price Information in 2020.

    Hugh Tomlinson QC 

    Hugh Tomlinson QC, who’s representing Ms Vardy, is a top-flight privateness silk who has launched dozen of battles with the press in his 4 decade profession.

    The Leeds-born, Oxford-educated lawyer final yr advocated efficiently in a declare towards a journalist and writer after she made false allegations that Roman Abramovich purchased Chelsea FC on Vladimir Putin’s orders.

    He was one in every of a number of attorneys representing Russian oligarchs whose ethics have been questioned in parliament by the Conservative MP Bob Seely following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Hugh Tomlinson QC, who is representing Ms Vardy, is a top-flight privacy silk who has launched dozen of battles with the press in his four decade career

    Hugh Tomlinson QC, who’s representing Ms Vardy, is a top-flight privateness silk who has launched dozen of battles with the press in his 4 decade profession

    The lawyer was on the facet of Jeremy Clarkson’s ex-wife Alex Corridor when he tried to – however dropped – efforts to cease her claiming they’d an affair throughout his later marriage.

    He additionally efficiently represented Prince Charles because the royal sought to cease the publishing of his Hong Kong journey diaries, saying public curiosity justifications have been ‘far-fetched’.

    And in an earlier case, he gained substantial damages for Christopher Jefferies after press protection incorrectly related him with the homicide of his tenant Joanna Yeates in 2010.

    A yr later he co-founded Hacked Off, the group campaigning for tighter media regulation, which he now chairs, and which has backers corresponding to Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan.

    Tomlinson was born in Woodhouse in Leeds the place he went to Leeds Grammar Faculty after which Balliol School, Oxford, leaving with the highest first in PPE.

    He then took up philosophical research at Sussex College earlier than going to the College of Paris in 1977. In 2000 he was a founding member of Matrix Chambers in London.

    Who else is supporting Rebekah? 

    Safety  

    Rebekah  has additionally been seen going into court docket accompanied by a burly safety guard – whereas Coleen does not seem to have any bodyguard alongside her.

    She’s beforehand mentioned how safety is necessary to her and added that she’s confronted threats since her feud with Coleen went public. 

    She instructed OK! journal forward of the 2018 World Cup that she and her household have been bringing their very own safety to the video games.

    Rebekah has also been seen going into court accompanied by a burly security guard.

    Rebekah has additionally been seen going into court docket accompanied by a burly safety guard.

    Nicola McLean 

    Fellow WAG Nicola McLean has seemingly thrown her assist behind Mrs Vardy a number of occasions – as soon as stating that Mrs Rooney is ‘not as non-public’ as she is taken into account whereas additionally insisting Mrs Vardy isn’t within the fame recreation.

    Nicola is married to Tom Williams, who now performs for Hashtag United of the Essex Senior League. Tom is a defender and midfielder and made almost 300 appearances within the Soccer League enjoying for quite a few golf equipment, together with QPR and West Ham.

    The I am A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here star, who has been married to Tom since 2009, instructed Nearer Journal in 2020: ‘I’ve had totally different experiences at totally different golf equipment however the WAG world generally is a b****y imply women like existence…

    ‘There will be rivalry and unfriendliness with somebody within the group and the highest canine and there will be numerous drama. It is not simply wonderful holidays and designer garments there will be numerous behind-the-scenes politics between the women.’

    On among the most well-known WAGS, she went on: ‘Loads of girls need to emulate Victoria Beckham, Alex Gerrard, Elen Rivas – they dine out on the very fact they seem to be a WAG and it might probably devour you.’

    Nicola then identified that it’s not all it appears with Mrs Vardy and Mrs Rooney: ‘I do know some WAGs will solely have an interest within the hierarchy, fame and drama however I do not consider Rebekah is like that. She’s not fussed in regards to the press or limelight.

    ‘Everybody thinks Coleen is admittedly non-public – however bear in mind she’s completed numerous interviews, books and even her personal TV present.’

    Caroline Watt 

    Mrs Vardy’s buddy and agent, Ms Watt has featured in among the preliminary hearings, regardless of not being a celebration to the declare or giving proof on the trial.

    She is a former Virgin Atlantic air hostess who has been Rebekah’s agent for the previous seven years, serving to to construct her profile within the nationwide media.

    Reviews that she now not represents her following the present controversy engulfing the 2 have been dismissed as inaccurate with Ms Watt remaining near Ms Vardy each professionally and personally.

    Ms Watt, 39, is married to former footballer Steve Watt, who performed briefly for Chelsea, making one Premier League look for 2 minutes in 2005 and Swansea Metropolis. He’s presently supervisor of Kent non-league facet Hythe City and so they have two youngsters.

    After leaving the airline trade, Ms Watt started working as an agent on the earth of leisure, shortly growing a popularity for her communication abilities and talent to community.

    She was previously employed by expertise company The Frontrow Partnership however left in 2019 to go it alone and took her fundamental shopper and shut buddy, Ms Vardy along with her.

    Ms Watt has been credited with constructing Ms Vardy’s public profile by making certain that she often featured within the nationwide media and likewise brokered the deal for her to seem on the hit actuality TV present I am A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here! in 2018.

    Ms Watt began representing the high-profile WAG in 2015, when her husband, Leicester Metropolis striker Jamie Vardy shot to fame.

    She is a daily customer to the Vardy’s Lincolnshire dwelling and likewise socialises with Ms Vardy, attending glitzy events and bars.

    Her different purchasers embrace the previous Web page 3 woman Nicola McLean however it’s Ms Vardy that has been the most important asset in her profession as an agent.

    TEAM ROONEY 

    David Sherborne  

    Not like Rebekah, Coleen arrived at court docket with simply her husband and never an entourage of attorneys.

    Nevertheless, her authorized staff is simply as spectacular and versed on the earth of movie star as her fellow WAG’s.

    David Sherborne, 53, who has been dubbed one in every of Hollywood’s favorite attorneys, is performing for Mrs Rooney.

    He was lead counsel for victims of press intrusion within the Leveson inquiry, and represented Johnny Depp in his libel go well with towards The Solar. In November 2020, the Excessive Courtroom dominated that Depp had misplaced his case.

    In September 2020, Sherborne was dropped from the Duchess of Sussex’s authorized staff in her case towards The Mail on Sunday following an early setback.

    Sherborne’s earlier purchasers additionally embrace Princess Diana, Melania Trump, Sir Paul McCartney, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Harry Kinds.

    His father was a QC, however whereas he comes from a authorized household, he’s seen as a ‘insurgent’ in some ways attributable to his obvious fondness for the limelight.

    A former colleague instructed The Occasions: ‘He likes to current a enjoyable, outgoing persona and could be very limelight-seeking. All the opposite barristers in chambers have been hyper-critical of him breaking the foundations.’

    Whereas he is identified for rubbing shoulders with A-listers, Tattler and Night Customary each commented he’s ‘so good-looking’  he might be a star himself.

    The twice-married barrister was revealed to be having an affair with a member of Lord Leveson’s junior counsel, Carine Patry Hoskins in 2013-.

    Ms Hoskins, dubbed the ‘pondering man’s Pippa Middleton’ -was Lord Leveson’s quantity two, whereas Mr Sherborne was defending Hugh Grant and different hacking  victims.

    Ben Hamer

    There was a uncommon second of sunshine aid amidst the morning’s fierce cross-examination when Mr Sherborne talked about that his junior, Ben Hamer, 29,  was ‘very adept at looking out on-line by way of social media on his cellphone.’

    Rebekah shot again, with out smiling: ‘I do know, Mr Hamer follows me on Twitter’ to laughter within the court docket.

    However this is not Ben’s first movie star case. He is beforehand  Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard  and acted for the claimant in Blackledge v Particular person(s) Unknown the place libel and harassment damages of £70,000 have been awarded towards the Defendant. 

    The Durham College graduate was first referred to as to the Bar in 2017 at Lincoln’s Inn, the place he was a Lord Bowen and Lord Denning scholar.

    Very completed at a younger age, he is beforehand was introduced with the Benjamin Franklin Home Literary Prize for his work on free speech and faux information. 

    He now gives pre-publication recommendation to numerous publications corresponding to The Occasions and The Sunday Occasions in addition to HarperCollins and Bloomsbury publishers. He’s safety cleared to SC degree.

    Ben started as a tenant at 5RB after profitable completion of pupillage at Chambers. His supervisors have been Adam Wolanski QC, Jonathan Barnes QC, Richard Munden and Adam Speker QC.

    Ben was referred to as to the Bar in 2017 at Lincoln’s Inn, the place he was a Lord Bowen and Lord Denning scholar.

    In 2017, Ben was introduced with the Benjamin Franklin Home Literary Prize, run together with the Each day Telegraph, for his writing on free speech, social media and ‘pretend information’. As an undergraduate, he edited Palatinate, the place he gained the Hunter Davies Prize for Scholar Journalism.

    THE JUDGE 

    Mrs Justice Steyn

    The Excessive Courtroom decide overseeing the case, Mrs Justice Steyn (pictured proper) was appointed in 2019 and sits within the Queen’s Bench Division – the a part of the Excessive Courtroom which offers with defamation, private harm and breach of contract claims.

    In addition to overseeing the ‘Wagatha Christie’ declare, different distinguished instances she has heard embrace Arron Banks’ libel declare towards journalist Carole Cadwalladr and the FDA union’s unsuccessful authorized problem over Boris Johnson’s resolution to assist Priti Patel following bullying accusations.

    The daughter of former Regulation Lord Lord Steyn, Mrs Justice Steyn coated quite a lot of instances as a barrister, together with a case over the enlargement of Heathrow airport.   

    Who else is on Crew Coleen? 

    WAYNE ROONEY

    Coleen has been joined in court docket by supportive husband Wayne, with whom she shares 4 youngsters, whereas Jamie Vardy is but to be pictured in court docket.

    Wayne, who has been with Coleen for the reason that age of 16, final performed with Jamie for England in 2016.

    Each husbands have saved principally quiet on the conflict, nevertheless Wayne did observe in his Sunday Occasions column earlier than final yr’s European championships that he would have drafted Jamie Vardy into the England staff.

    He added: ‘Some folks could also be shocked at this, particularly with the authorized case between my spouse and Jamie’s spouse.’

    The previous Premier League and England striker will take to the witness stand at London’s Excessive Courtroom the place he can be questioned underneath oath over how a lot he knew about his spouse’s ‘Wagatha Christie’ investigation.

    Coleen has been joined in court by supportive husband Wayne, with whom she shares four children, while Jamie Vardy is yet to be pictured in court.

    Coleen has been joined in court docket by supportive husband Wayne, with whom she shares 4 youngsters, whereas Jamie Vardy is but to be pictured in court docket.

    A supply near the case instructed MailOnline: ‘Wayne is 100 per cent going into the witness field and that is simply going so as to add to the drama of the entire event. Hugh Tomlinson is a really skilled barrister, and this might be one of many hardest opponents Wayne has ever confronted.

    ‘Rebekah’s attorneys are adamant that he ought to be cross examined underneath oath about how a lot he knew about what Coleen was getting as much as and that the reality will emerge.’

    Ms Rooney has at all times maintained that no person was conscious of her ‘sting operation’ when she determined to put up various pretend Instagram tales and ultimately restrict who might see them to simply Ms Vardy. Three of those have been later printed in The Solar and are on the centre of the sensational libel battle.

    However Ms Vardy’s attorneys insist that a number of folks might have been the supply of the leaks and that Ms Rooney instructed Wayne and others about what she was getting as much as whereas additionally sharing particulars of the false posts with them.

    Along with giving proof, Wayne, the previous Manchester United striker who’s presently supervisor of Derby County, can be anticipated to accompany his spouse when she attends the Excessive Courtroom for the trial, which is predicted to final per week.

    In the meantime, when Rebekah furiously denied the allegation in a prolonged Twitter assertion, her husband confirmed his assist by liking her put up. 

    OTHER WAGS 

    Mrs Rooney thanked her followers and stated there ‘are numerous actually good folks’ on the earth in an Instagram story in February 2022.

    And alongside along with her devoted followers, the WAG has additionally been publicly supported by Danielle Lloyd, who got here forth with related claims about Mrs Vardy resulting in a row between the duo on social media in 2019.

    Mrs Lloyd made a thinly-veiled dig at Mrs Vardy after weighing in on the Mrs Rooney row throughout an episode of This Morning.

    Mrs Rooney thanked her fans and said there 'are a lot of really good people' in the world in an Instagram story in February 2022. And along with her devoted fans, the WAG has also been publicly supported by Danielle Lloyd, who came forth with similar claims about Mrs Vardy leading to a row between the duo on social media in 2019.

    Mrs Rooney thanked her followers and stated there ‘are numerous actually good folks’ on the earth in an Instagram story in February 2022. And alongside along with her devoted followers, the WAG has additionally been publicly supported by Danielle Lloyd, who got here forth with related claims about Mrs Vardy resulting in a row between the duo on social media in 2019.

    The TV persona detailed her ‘related run-ins’ with the footballer’s spouse, earlier than Mrs Vardy claimed Mrs Lloyd was solely upset as a result of she did not ‘recruit’ one in every of Jamie’s footballer buddies for her after her divorce from Jamie O’Hara

    This got here amid experiences that lots of the WAGs had distanced themselves from Mrs Vardy on the time and have been busy ‘scrutinising’ previous conversations along with her, following the fallout from her feud with Mrs Rooney.

    Following Mrs Lloyd’s look on This Morning, Mrs Vardy was fast to retaliate, as she took to Twitter to say that the TV persona’s admission was ‘utter b******s’ and their feud was sparked by her refusal to try to discover Mrs Lloyd a person following her cut up from Jamie [O’Hara].

    She wrote: ‘Danielle Lloyd making false claims on @thismorning that we now have had ‘related run-ins’ is utter b****cks. She is simply fuming that I ‘did not get Jamie recruiting’ for her like she requested me to…’

     





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