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Rebekah Vardy vs Coleen Rooney trial live updates: Peter Andre ‘manhood’ article discussed

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Rebekah Vardy has said she “deeply regrets” sharing details about the “size of Peter Andre’s manhood” with a newspaper.

Ms Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, gave evidence at the High Court on Tuesday in her libel battle against Coleen Rooney on charges that she leaked “false stories” to the press.

Ms Rooney’s solicitor David Sherborne asked Ms Vardy about an interview she gave to News Of The World about an alleged sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre, reading the headline: ‘Peter hangs like a small chipolata, shaved, runny, lasts five minutes.”

Asked if the interview was respectful of Mr André, Ms Vardy said: ‘My ex-husband forced me to do this.’

She added: “It’s something I deeply regret.”

Ms Rooney, 36, has been dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ after she accused Ms Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the press last year in a viral social media post .

Ms Vardy denies leaking stories and is suing Ms Vardy for defamation.

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What is Coleen Rooney’s defense?

The court heard on the first day of the defamation trial on Tuesday that Coleen Rooney, who was accused by Rebekah Vardy of defamation, will rely on a public interest defense.

But the High Court also heard Ms Rooney did not accuse Ms Vardy of betraying her trust – by leaking stories to the Sun newspaper – before posting his viral tweet that earned him the nickname ‘Wagatha Christie’.

Another defense is that the treason allegations are true, which she would have to prove.

Lamiat SabinMay 11, 2022 04:00

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Vardy has ‘no knowledge’ that ex-agent’s phone ‘fell into the sea’

Rebekah Vardy said – on the first day of the defamation trial on Tuesday – that she was unaware her former agent’s phone would have fallen into the North Sea.

Ms Vardy was accused by Coleen Rooney of leaking her personal details to the press, for which Ms Vardy is suing her for defamation.

Rebekah Vardy as she testifies, drawn by court artist

(Elizabeth Cook/PA)

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Ms Vardy has since alleged that her former agent Caroline Watt may have been responsible for viewing Ms Rooney’s Instagram stories and passing the information to the Sun newspaper.

Ms Watt had claimed earlier this year, before the trial, that data could not be extracted from her phone in 2021 because her phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was traveling on hit rough waters .

Ms Vardy claimed in her written statement to have “no personal knowledge” of the alleged incident.

Lamiat SabinMay 11, 2022 02:00

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“This is…..Rebekah Vardy’s account”

Here is an overview by Colin Drurry how the “Wagatha Christie” affair began

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ICYMI: Lawsuit focuses on Peter Andre’s ‘manhood’ allegation

The defamation lawsuit took an unexpected turn when Peter Andre and his sex life were dragged into the proceedings.

The High Court has heard that Rebekah Vardy leaked information about her alleged affair with the former pop star to the press.

But Ms Vardy, who is suing fellow WAG Coleen Rooney for defamation, claimed she was ‘forced’ by her ex-husband to make the claim about Mr Andre’s alleged little ‘manliness’. world news.

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Lamiat SabinMay 10, 2022 10:00 p.m.

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Vardy and Rooney’s lawyers: who are they?

Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney are represented in the High Court by two leading lawyers who have a list of former high profile clients.

Ms Vardy is represented by veteran media lawyer Hugh Tomlinson, whose previous clients include Prince Charles, easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, footballer Rio Ferdinand and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

Ms Rooney’s solicitor David Sherborne has a client list including the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Hollywood actor Michael Douglas and former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie.

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“It’s something I deeply regret”

Rebekah Vardy was asked if it was “respectful” of Peter Andre’s “right not to share this information” about their sex with a newspaper.

She replied, “I was forced into a situation by my ex-husband to do this. This is something that I deeply regret… It is not pleasant to read and I understand why this is used and to me it is bashing and I have also been threatened with bashing by Ms. Rooney.

Asked again about the matter by Coleen Rooney’s lawyer, David Sherborne, Ms Vardy said: ‘The circumstances around him were completely different.

She later said she did not ask Mr. André for permission or tell him it was going to happen beforehand.

Mr Sherborne asked: ‘Did you feel particularly attached to the size of his manhood being made public?’

Ms Vardy replied: ‘It’s something I had to say.’

Katy CliftonMay 10, 2022 5:45 p.m.

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Article by Pierre André

Earlier today, Coleen Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborne asked Rebekah Vardy about an interview she gave to News Of The World about Ms Vardy’s alleged sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre.

Mr Sherborne showed what looked like an A3 printout of the article to Ms Vardy in the witness box before reading the headline: ‘Peter rode like a little chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts five minutes’.

The lawyer read excerpts from the article, in which it was claimed that Mr. Andre had managed “just five minutes of sex with Rebekah” and in which she said that he had “the smallest equipment of pants I’ve ever seen” that looked like a “miniature chipolatas”.

Mr Sherborne suggested to Ms Vardy that the News Of The World was the “most widely circulated newspaper at the time”, read by some four million people.

Katy CliftonMay 10, 2022 5:31 p.m.

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The trial will resume on Wednesday

The hearing is now over – the second day of the trial will start tomorrow at 10.30am.

Chiara GiordanoMay 10, 2022 4:36 p.m.

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Vardy confirms she didn’t tell Rooney her agent had access to her Instagram account

Rebekah Vardy has confirmed that she did not tell Coleen Rooney that her agent Caroline Watt had access to her private Instagram account.

David Sherborne asked her: “You agree with me that if Ms Watt looked at people’s private Instagram accounts through the use of your account that you gave her, that would be wrong, wouldn’t you? “

“Yeah,” Ms Vardy replied, later adding, “I didn’t know that was what was going on.”

Chiara GiordanoMay 10, 2022 4:33 p.m.

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Vardy asked about Instagram’s terms and conditions

Mr Sherborne now explains to Ms Vardy Instagram’s terms and conditions, which he tells the court a user cannot give someone else their login credentials.

He asks Ms Vardy: “To browse other people’s private accounts because you have the access to do it through someone else’s login credentials, that’s just plain wrong, isn’t it? not it?”

Chiara GiordanoMay 10, 2022 4:19 p.m.

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