Rebekah Vardy has been ordered to pay £1.5million for Coleen Rooney’s legal fees after her libel battle at the “Wagatha Christie” High Court.
In July, Vardy, 40, lost a defamation battle against Rooney, 36, over a viral post on social media after a High Court judge found it to be “essentially true”.
The row began in 2019 when Rooney shared a post saying she underwent months of “stab surgery” and accused Vardy of leaking “false stories” to the press about her personal life.
Former England star Wayne Rooney’s wife publicly claimed Vardy’s account was the source behind three stories in The Sun newspaper with fake details she posted on her private Instagram stories.
Vardy denied leaking stories to the media and sued Rooney for defamation. Both women took part in a week-long trial at the High Court in London in May, which drew enormous press attention.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/wagatha-christie-rebeckah-vardy-to-pay-15m-towards-coleen-rooney-legal-costs-42039236.html Wagatha Christie: Rebeckah Vardy pays £1.5million for Coleen Rooney’s legal fees