Vagatha Christie case: Rebekah Vardy says there was ‘considerable sexism’ in media coverage of her legal dispute with Coleen Rooney

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Rebekah Vardy has said she felt there was “too much sexist” in her coverage of her “Vagatha Christie” legal dispute with Colleen Rooney.

wordy attempted to sue his partner WAG for defamation, but a High Court judge ruled that Rooney’s Verdi’s Instagram post was “substantially true” for leaking the stories to The Sun newspaper.

In her first TV interview since losing the defamation case against Rooney, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy shares her thoughts on the court battle and the mental health struggles the row began.

TalkTV’s Kate McCann asked Vardy if she thought she and Rooney were under scrutiny by the media for wearing clothes during the trial, to which she replied: “Totally — the whole thing in such a wrong way. was presented.”

Vardy, 40, explained that he doesn’t think Johnny Depp’s outfit was subjected to the same level of observation during his recent appearances. High-profile trial with Amber Heard,

She continued: “It seems that women are not allowed to defend themselves. Women are not allowed to dress well. Yes, there is a lot of sexism involved.”

Vardy also reflected on how this has affected him personally since the original post in 2019, admitting that there were points where he felt he was “not even there anymore want to stay”.

She said: “It was like the worst feeling, but at the same time feeling those feelings, I shouldn’t have felt that it was a failure for me and it was not an option for me to look like that. To gain more than anything.”

ex i’m a celebrity… get me out of here! The contestant has previously revealed that she has been hospitalized twice for treatment of mental health issues since the feud with Rooney began and that she may be suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Is.

Image: Colleen Rooney and husband Wayne leave court during libel row

Reflecting on the occasion that she would go back on medication, she said: “There’s nothing to be ashamed of, if it helps I’ll accept it because I think everyone needs to know their strengths and weaknesses.” And point them out when they need it. Asking for help.”

The controversy began in 2019 when Rooney shared a post saying he had undergone a month-long “sting operation” and accused Vardy of leaking “false stories” about his personal life to the press.

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The wife of former England star Wayne Rooney publicly claimed that Verdi’s account was behind three stories in The Sun newspaper, in which she posted fake details on her personal Instagram stories.

Vardy denied leaking the stories to the media and sued Rooney for defamation, with both women participating in a week-long trial at the High Court in London in May that garnered a great deal of press attention.

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Speaking to TalkTV, Verdi admitted that she regrets that the controversy has progressed, but has consistently confirmed that she still believes she is innocent.

She said she was “disappointed” with the outcome of the trial, saying: “I didn’t expect it to go this way, but I think we had a judge who didn’t understand the case and didn’t see everything.” was.

“It seems the judge just read what was written in the media and took their narrative bias.”

Vardy also revealed that at no point did his legal team warn him not to pursue the case, adding: “Because they know I didn’t and that’s why I acted until Till I did and I’d say ‘As long as I’m blue in the face, I haven’t done it.

She said she has “no bad feelings” towards Rooney, but feels she would have stepped in if she had seen the fellow footballer’s wife receive a stream of abuse online.