Good morning. Rebekah Vardy is returning to the witness field for the fourth day of the much-anticipated “Wagatha Christie” libel trial, after spending the whole lot of yesterday being grilled by Coleen Rooney’s barrister.
Mrs Vardy is because of end giving her proof right this moment, with Mrs Rooney then taking her place within the witness field in Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice.
Mrs Vardy has been giving proof for round 10 hours, at instances turning into emotional on Wednesday and Thursday.
The case comes after a viral social media publish in October 2019, the place Mrs Rooney, 36, mentioned she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Mrs Vardy, 40, of leaking “false stories” about her personal life to the press.
Mrs Vardy, who’s married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking tales to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s spouse for libel, whereas Mrs Rooney is defending the declare on the idea her publish was “substantially true”.
The courtroom beforehand heard that each girls have spent “hundreds of thousands of pounds” on the case thus far, with the full prices of the case anticipated to be no less than £2 million.
The pretend tales Mrs Rooney planted on her Instagram through the sting operation featured her travelling to Mexico for a “gender selection” process, her planning to return to TV, and the basement flooding at her residence.
In the publish on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, she wrote: “I’ve saved and screenshotted all the unique tales which clearly present only one particular person has seen them.
“It’s ………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
According to a draft timetable supplied by Coleen Rooney’s attorneys, Rebekah Vardy is because of end giving her proof right this moment.
Mrs Rooney is then anticipated to provide proof all day on Friday and end on Monday morning.
Mrs Rooney’s witnesses – Joe McLoughlin, Paul Stretford, Ian Monk, Rachel Monk and Mark Whittle – are then as a result of give proof on Monday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Wayne Rooney is because of give proof, adopted by Claire Rooney, Harpreet Robinson and Penny Adaarewa.
Lawyers for each girls are then anticipated to provide their closing arguments on Wednesday.
The trial continues.