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Wagatha Christie: Rebekah Vardy denies claims she will pay in US after case

May 19, 2022, 07:27 | Updated: May 19, 2022, 10:01

Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney Libel Trial Day 6 in London.

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Rebekah Vardy has denied that she and her footballer husband Jamie Vardy will flee the UK after the Wagatha Christie case – regardless of the outcome.

It comes as Ms Vardy and Coleen Rooney’s libel battle in the High Court draws to a close on Thursday, with lawyers for each of the women to set out their cases in closing speeches.

According to the Sun, Ms Vardy was “eager” to leave the UK “as soon as possible” after the case.

A source told the newspaper that the trial had been ‘really miserable for the family’ and that moving away ‘would be the perfect escape after everything that’s happened’.

However, a spokesperson for Ms Vardy told MailOnline: ‘The story from The Sun newspaper claiming the Vardy family are considering moving to the US is categorically untrue.’

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For six days in the courtroom, Ms Vardy and Ms Rooney each gave evidence, as did Ms Rooney’s husband, Wayne Rooney.

Outlining Ms Vardy’s case on Tuesday, her solicitor Hugh Tomlinson QC told the court she had ‘no choice’ but to take legal action against Ms Rooney so she can clear her name and “to establish his innocence and vindicate his reputation”.

David Sherborne, representing Ms Rooney, told Mrs Justice Steyn – the judge hearing the trial – that the case was essentially a ‘crime story’ and ‘like any good crime story, you never find a person standing over- above the body with a smoking gun”. .

He said there was “inference”, saying: “You don’t have to be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt, you just have to conclude that it is more likely than not that Ms Vardy was responsible. , either directly or through Mrs. (Caroline – Mrs. Vardy’s friend and agent) Watt.”

Ms. Rooney is defending the claim on the basis of truth and the public interest.

The fake stories she planted on her Instagram during the sting operation featured her traveling to Mexico for a ‘gender selection’ procedure, her plans to return to television and her home’s basement flooding. home.

In an infamous social media post, she wrote: “I have recorded and captured all of the original stories which clearly show that only one person saw them.

“This is the account of ……….. Rebekah Vardy.”

The judge will reserve her decision on the case for a later date.