Rebekah Vardy defends £3m Wagatha Christie fees after Coleen brands them ‘unnecessary’
Rebekah Vardy defiantly says she has ‘no regrets’ over going to court in the libel case with Coleen Rooney despite Mrs Justice Steyn ruling against her
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Rebekah Vardy in tears in first interview after Wagatha Christie trial
Rebekah Vardy has admitted she would “do it all again” in the aftermath of the Wagatha Christie case as she continues to maintain her innocence.
The 40-year-old is reportedly set to pick up the brunt of the alleged £3 million legal costs after she lost her long-running High Court libel case last week.
But she insists the case had to happen despite Coleen’s views that the legal fees were an unnecessary expense.
The long-running saga between the former pals dates back as far as October 2019 when Coleen, 36, said she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Rebekah’s account of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press in the now viral Instagram post.
Mrs Justice Steyn found last week that Rebekah’s evidence in the trial was “manifestly inconsistent” with other evidence on “many occasions” and ruled in Coleen’s favour.
Rebekah Vardy lost her libel case against Coleen Rooney last week
But speaking to The Sun, mum-of-five Rebekah continues to claim she is innocent, and defiantly said: “I would do it all again tomorrow if I had to, because I am innocent. I have no regrets.”
She remains is adamant the judge “got it wrong” on this occasion and has opened up on the barrage of abuse she has faced due to the case.
Rebekah admitted: “The whole thing has been awful. At its worst, I was worried to be on my own, to leave the house. I was scared to be out in public places.
Coleen had called the cost of the case unnecessary
“Even the smallest things, like going shopping, were horrendous. People look at me when I’m out, and I’ve had the odd person saying stuff.”
But despite the bitter feud, she claims she doesn’t hold a grudge against Coleen and even says she’d happily have a coffee with her.
She offered the surprising olive branch to her rival and said “life is too short” to hold grudges or deal with bitterness.
Rebekah spoke with Kate McCann
Rebekah’s first TV interview since the case is set to air on TalkTV tomorrow and a teaser clip s hows her breaking down in tears during questioning.
She is seen telling journalist Kate McCann in the clip: “I will say that ’til I’m blue in the face. I did not do it!”
In response to another question, Rebekah says: “I feel let down by a lot of people, a lot of things. But most importantly I feel let down by the legal system.”
*Rebekah Vardy’s interview will air at 7pm on TalkTV tonight (Wednesday)
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