Attorneys are expected to present closing arguments as Wagatha Christie’s trial enters its final day.
Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney have been at odds in the High Court for more than a week over a defamation lawsuit between the two footballers’ wives.
Ms Vardy is suing Ms Rooney for accusing her Instagram account of how private information got into her hands The sun.
The High Court has heard evidence about Ms Vardy’s relations with the media, including messages with her agent discussing whether to reveal stories. She denies that tipping is “common practice”. The sun.
The husbands had a fight of their own earlier this week after Jamie Vardy – who did not take the witness stand – accused Wayne Rooney of “talking nonsense” in his evidence in court.
Mr Rooney had told the court a former England manager once asked him to speak to a team-mate to get him to ‘calm down’ his wife Rekebah, whose media work during Euro 2016 allegedly caused a distraction.
The trial is scheduled to resume on Thursday after a break on Wednesday.
What happened last?
Before day seven of the process begins, here is a reminder of what happened on day six:
Zoe TidmanMay 19, 2022 08:40
The Wagatha Christie case comes to an end
The process is scheduled to end today.
Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney’s lawyers will make their final arguments in the High Court.
It’s supposed to start again at 10.30 a.m. Stay tuned.
Zoe TidmanMay 19, 2022 08:11
Opinion: If Wagatha Christie taught us anything, it’s never to underestimate the power of the unfollow
The longer you spend on social media, the more people you will have upset, writes Sunny Hundal.
That’s my theory. Since I can’t expect everyone to agree with everything I say, the equation is simple: more opinions = more haters. And as someone who’s been very online and very opinionated for about 20 years, believe me I’ve accumulated one much by haters.
Tom BatchelorMay 19, 2022 6:44 am
Who is who in the Wagatha Christie case?
There are around half a dozen key figures in the case, including lesser-known names like Caroline Watt and David Sherborne.
We have put together a guide for the people involved:
Tom BatchelorMay 19, 2022 3:44 am
How Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy’s feud unfolded
After months of litigation, the much-anticipated defamation trial before the “Wagatha Christie” High Court is nearing completion.
Here’s how the public spat between footballers’ wives Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy unfolded over the past two and a half years:
Tom BatchelorMay 19, 2022 1:44 am
What to expect on Thursday
The last day of negotiations begins on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
The lawyers for both women are expected to deliver their closing speeches at the Royal Courts of Justice.
We will have the latest updates on this blog throughout the day.
Tom BatchelorMay 18, 2022 10:49 p.m
Timeline: What happened in the “Wagatha Christie” defamation case?
Wagatha Christie burst into public consciousness on October 19, 2019, when Coleen Rooney launched a stunning attack on Rebekah Vardy on Twitter, accusing her of betraying her trust in the pursuit of personal gain.
Here, Joe Sommerlad gives a full rundown of everything that’s happened since:
Zoe TidmanMay 18, 2022 2:25 p.m
Attorneys for Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy are expected to deliver closing statements on the final day of the case on Thursday after a break today.
Rooney accused Vardy of leaking “false stories” about her personal life in October 2019 after she said she underwent months of “stab surgery” during which she was nicknamed “Wagatha Christie.”
Vardy denies the allegations and has sued the fellow footballer’s wife for defamation damages over the “untrue and unjustified defamation attack”.
Chris BaynesMay 18, 2022 2:22 p.m
The trial is scheduled to continue on Thursday
Rebekah Vardy’s libel case against Coleen Rooney will not be heard in the High Court today.
Both Hugh Tomlinson QC for Rebekah Vardy and David Sherborne for Coleen Rooney are expected to deliver their closing speeches on Thursday.
It is expected that Ms Justice Steyn will give her decision in writing at a later date.
Chris BaynesMay 18, 2022 09:00
Wayne Rooney is obviously talking nonsense, claims Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy has accused his former England team-mate Wayne Rooney of “talking nonsense” in his evidence at Wagatha Christie’s trial.
Rooney had told the High Court that the team’s manager, Roy Hodgson, had asked him to speak to the Leicester City striker to get him to ‘calm down’ his wife Rekebah during Euro 2016.
In a statement from Vardy’s representatives outside the hearing, the footballer said: “Wayne is talking nonsense.
“He must be confused because he has never spoken to me about issues related to Becky’s media work at Euro 2016.
“There was nothing to discuss, I know that because I discuss everything with Becky.”
Chris BaynesMay 18, 2022 08:44
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