Wagatha Christie: Rebekah Vardy to pay Coleen Rooney’s £1.5million legal fees

Rebekah Vardy has been ordered to pay Coleen Rooney’s legal fees after the conclusion of the Wagatha Christie trial.

It all started with a viral social media post in October 2019, Mrs. Rooney36, said she undertook a “stab operation” and accused Ms Vardy, 40, of leaking “false stories” to the press about her private life.

Former England star Wayne Rooney’s wife publicly claimed Vardy’s account was the source of three fake stories she posted on her private Instagram account.

As the Wagatha Christie trial closes, Rebekah Vardy will now pay Coleen Rooney's legal fees (PA)Coleen and Wayne Rooney leave court in May (PA)

Mrs. Wardywho is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denied revealing the stories and sued her fellow footballer’s wife for defamation, while Rooney defended the claim, saying her post was “essentially true”.

How were ‘Wagatha Christie’ legal fees decided?

Ms Justice Steyn, the judge in the case, has now said so in an order published on Tuesday (4 October). Mrs. Wardy should pay 90% Mrs. Rooneythe legal fees.

In total Mrs. Rooney total cost of more than £2million, but £350,000 of that had already been amassed ahead of the May trial.

So this was taken out to give a final figure of £1,667,860, with Ms Vardy asked to pay £800,000 of that by 4pm on November 15.

The judge ruled on various issues related to Mrs. Rooney‘s costs upon receipt of written litigation on behalf of both women.

The total amount of Mrs. WardyLegal costs are unknown but are expected to be similar to those of Mrs. Rooney.

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