Tyla

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Rebekah Vardy Breaks Down And Says She's Been 'Let Down By Legal System'

Published 
| Last updated 

Rebekah Vardy Breaks Down And Says She's Been 'Let Down By Legal System'

Rebekah Vardy believes she was ‘let down by the legal system’ after losing the 'Wagatha Christie' libel trial against Coleen Rooney. Watch the teaser for her interview below:

Loading…

The 40-year-old broke down in tears as she spoke to TalkTV presenter Kate McCann about the loss and the £3 million legal bill she has been ordered to pay.

Vardy, who is married to footballer Jamie Vardy, once again argued that she was innocent and denied leaking stories to the press about fellow her fellow WAG.

Advert

In the preview for the episode, Vardy can be heard telling the TalkTV host: “I'll say it until I'm blue in the face, I did not do it.”

She adds: “I feel let down by a lot of people, a lot of things but most importantly I feel let down by the legal system.”

On Friday (29 July) the High Court ruled in Rooney’s favour after Vardy brought a libel case against her following a viral social media post.

Vardy and Rooney, 36, spent seven days embroiled in a libel battle to settle the scandalous 'Wagatha Christie' case once and for all.

Advert
Coleen Rooney accused Vardy of leaking stories about her to the press. Credit: ZUMA Press Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.
Coleen Rooney accused Vardy of leaking stories about her to the press. Credit: ZUMA Press Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.

The trial between the two women arose from a viral social media post in October 2019 posted by Rooney, who claimed she had carried out a 'sting operation' to uncover who had been leaking 'false stories' about her private life to the press.

In her post post, Rooney, who is married to former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney, accused Vardy of leaking the stories, after posting three fake stories to her private Instagram account for only Vardy to see as bait.

Rooney’s social media accusation shocked the world, with comparisons to best-selling crime author Agatha Christie rife. Her post read: "I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s ……….Rebekah Vardy’s account."

Advert

Vardy has always vehemently denied leaking the stories to the press and she sued Rooney for libel, but Coleen defended the claim on the basis her accusatory post was 'substantially true'.

Rebekah Vardy has spoken out against the ruling. Credit: MI News & Sport / Alamy Stock Photo.
Rebekah Vardy has spoken out against the ruling. Credit: MI News & Sport / Alamy Stock Photo.

During the course of the trial, the court was shown screenshots of the fabricated stories posted from Rooney’s Instagram account, which could only be viewed by Vardy’s account.

Rebekah stated that she was 'extremely sad and disappointed' with the decision in a statement released following Friday’s highly anticipated ruling.

Advert

Meanwhile, Coleen has welcomed her victory on Friday by stating that she 'never believed it should have gone to court', and that this was not a case she had ever 'sought or wanted'.

Coleen's response continued: “Both before and after my social media posts in October 2019, I made every effort to avoid the need for such a drawn-out and public court case.

“All my attempts to do so were knocked back by Mrs Vardy.

"These leaks from my private Instagram account began in 2017. They continued for almost two years, intruding on my privacy and that of my family.

Advert

“Although I bear Mrs Vardy no ill-will, today’s judgment makes clear that I was right in what I said in my posts of October 2019.”

Featured Image Credit: TalkTV

Topics: News, Celebrity

Gregory Robinson
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

TV & Film

First look at the cast of 2022's Married At First Sight UK

3 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

First look at the cast of 2022's Married At First Sight UK

3 hours ago