Tearful Rebekah Vardy says she is ‘devastated’ after Coleen Rooney wins Wagatha Christie libel trial

Coleen Rooney (left) and Rebekah Vardy (right) (PA Wire)
Coleen Rooney (left) and Rebekah Vardy (right) (PA Wire)

Rebekah Vardy has said she feels “let down by the legal system” in a tearful interview after losing the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle against Coleen Rooney.

The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy appeared to become emotional in teaser clips of the interview with TalkTV.

Ms Vardy, 40, lost a high-profile libel battle against 36-year-old Rooney over a viral social media post which accused her of leaking stories to the press.

In an interview with TalkTV, Ms Vardy can be seen growing tearful as she sits down with anchor Kate McCann.

Rebekah and Jamie Vardy (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)
Rebekah and Jamie Vardy (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

The former I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestant looks towards McCann and says: “Oh come on, you can’t ask me that.”

Later in the preview clip, Vardy can be seen adamantly stating: “I will say that ’til I’m blue in the face. I did not do it.”

In comments reported by The Sun, she also said: “I am extremely sad and disappointed at the decision that the judge has reached.

“It is not the result that I had expected, nor believe was just. I brought this action to vindicate my reputation and am devastated by the judge’s finding.”

In the October 2019 Instagram post, Rooney said she had carried out a months-long “sting operation” and accused Vardy of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press.

The wife of former England star Wayne Rooney publicly claimed Vardy’s account was the source behind three stories in The Sun featuring fake details she had posted on her private Instagram stories.

Coleen Rooney won the ‘Wagatha Christie’ battle against Rebekah Vardy. (Getty Images)
Coleen Rooney won the ‘Wagatha Christie’ battle against Rebekah Vardy. (Getty Images)

Vardy denied leaking stories to the media and sued her fellow footballer’s wife for libel, while Rooney defended the claim on the basis her post was “substantially true”.

Both women attended a week-long trial at the High Court in London in May, which made headlines around the world.

In the TalkTV interview clip, Vardy can be seen looking at the floor as she says earnestly: “I feel let down by a lot of people, a lot of things, but most importantly I feel let down by the legal system.”

But in a devastating blow for Vardy, Mrs Justice Steyn found in Rooney’s favour and dismissed the claim against her.

It is believed the total legal costs of the case will be in the region of £3 million, most of which will now be borne by Vardy.

The Standard has contacted a representative for Ms Rooney for comment.

Rebekah Vardy: Coleen and Me airs on TalkTV on August 3 at 7pm.

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