Rebecca Vardy’s agent seemed to admit to journalists the leak of information about the “car crash” of Colin Rooney, heard the court.
In text messages between Vardy and her agent Caroline Watt, it was seen that Ms. Watt admitted to leaking information.
У Viral publication on social networks in 2019Rooney accused Vardy of giving “false stories” about her to the media.
Vardy, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, is now filing a defamation lawsuit against his WAG teammate, who is the wife of former England player Wayne Rooney.
The High Court hearing had to be suspended twice on Thursday after Vardy was upset.
After questioning Vardy, Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborn in early 2019 told The Sun that Rooney had crashed the car.
Rooney posted a photo of the damaged Honda on his personal Instagram account three days earlier.
Mr. Sherborn read texts between Vardy and Ms. Watt in which the agent told the television personality, “I would have tried to make a story about Colin, but the evidence was removed.”
She continued: “Halls is trying to make a story about how Colin crashed his car, but her PR won’t even respond. I told him I was 100% sure it happened, but I don’t know how. “
“Hols” refers to Sun journalist Andy Hols, heard the court.
Rooney later said she did not actually crash the car, but another car drove into it.
Other key points from Thursday:
- Vardy was accused of offering to write to Rooney about the anniversary of her sister’s death as a “binding” to contact her
- The prosecution accused Vardy of “electoral amnesia” due to deleted reports
- They also say that Vardy’s agent “stopped cooperating some time ago” in terms of access to her devices
“It wasn’t someone she trusted. it was me
Asked by Rooney’s lawyer, Vardy said she did not believe her agent was “passing on any new information”.
Rooney later tweeted that it was “sad” that someone who followed her was “betraying her.”
In a private conversation on WhatsApp Ms. Watt discussed a tweet with Vardy and wrote “It wasn’t someone she trusted. It was me ”with a laughing face.
Mr. Sherborn asked Vardy if this did not indicate that Ms. Watt had admitted to the journalist a leak.
She replied, “I think she’s talking, but I’m just looking at the time, at 6:47 p.m. I’m bathing the kids, there’s no answer from me.”
Later, Vardy said her next post was about “ambush” Jamie Collins’ face on “Dancing on Ice.”
“Who is Davey Jones?”
The court also heard how the “catalog” of “unfortunate events” led to the fact that messages from Ms. Watt’s phone were unavailable to the court.
The jury was reminded that Ms. Watt’s phone had fallen into the North Sea, and Mr Sherborn said reports between the agent and a Sun journalist were now “lying at the bottom of the sea in Davy Jones’ locker”.
Mrs. Vardy replied, “Who is Davy Jones?”
“That is at the bottom of the sea,” said Mrs. Justice Stein.
Other “unfortunate events” that led to the missing messages also included the need to dispose of Vardy’s laptop because it was “damaged and unrecoverable,” the prosecutor’s office said.
Mr. Sherborn asked Vardy what happened to the messages he exchanged between October 15, 2019 and July 25, 2020, because the breakdown of the laptop did not take into account their unavailability.
The TV personality said she may have changed her phone, but did not know.
Vardy compared Rooney to “dove dispute”
She was also questioned about an interview she gave to the Daily Mail after Rooney’s viral post called her an alleged leak.
Asked if she had argued with Rooney after the publication, Vardy told the newspaper: “It would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell him you’re right and that’s wrong, but it’ll still be horseradish.”
Speaking in court, Vardy said she was “desperately” trying to “dispel” the situation, and “rightly or wrongly” gave an interview.
In the article, she said she had a “dozen” of her Instagram login and password so everyone could see Rooney’s private messages in the app.
But Mr. Sherborn said, “Now we know that’s not true, don’t we?”
Vardy said at the time she “didn’t think straight.”
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Mr Sherborn referred to an exchange of messages between Vardy and her agent, in which Ms. Watt said she was “going to be a photographer for tomorrow”, and Vardy replied “OK”.
Vardy said Ms. Watt had agreed to have the photographer take pictures of her as she left the hotel, but denied that she had given the photographer the location of the hotel or restaurant she went to that evening with a group of England wives and girlfriends. .