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Rebekah Vardy ordered to pay $1.7m

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Coleen Rooney, spouse of ex-England soccer captain Wayne Rooney, will obtain as much as £1.5 million ($1.7m) in authorized charges from the partner of considered one of her husband’s former teammates after profitable her high-profile libel case, a decide has dominated.

Rebekah Vardy, spouse of Leicester Metropolis striker Jamie Vardy, had sued Rooney for libel after being publicly accused of leaking tales about her to the media.

In July, Decide Karen Steyn dominated that Rooney, 36, had proved her allegation was “considerably true” and that Vardy, 40, knew and condoned non-public particulars being leaked to The Solar by her agent.

On Tuesday, Vardy, who stated the decide had acquired it flawed, was ordered to pay 90% of Rooney’s authorized prices of about £1.67m, with £800,000 to be paid by the center of November.

The case has drawn within the public and media with its mixture of glamour, soccer, and beginner sleuthing with Rooney turning detective to trace down the perpetrator behind the leaks.

She stated she had blocked everybody from viewing her Instagram account besides one individual after which posted a collection of false tales to see whether or not they leaked out, which they did.

“It is … Rebekah Vardy’s account,” she posted on social media, which noticed Rooney dubbed “Wagatha Christie,” a reference to the “wag” moniker given to the group of footballers’ “wives and girlfriends.”

Through the trial, the courtroom was proven message exchanges between Vardy and her agent, which included derogatory remarks about Rooney and discuss of leaking tales.

Rooney’s lawyer stated Vardy deleted different media information and messages, whereas the agent’s telephone ended up on the backside of the North Sea after she stated she unintentionally dropped it over the aspect of a ship.

“In my judgment, what takes this case out of the norm in a approach which compels the conclusion that I ought to make an order for indemnity prices is that in my judgment following the trial I discovered that the claimant [and also her former agent] had intentionally deleted or destroyed proof,” Steyn stated.

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