‘No excuses’: Rebekah Vardy flaunts her toned figure in bikini selfie on holiday… as she faces £4million in defamation suit against Wagatha Christie
She could face a whopping £4million bill after losing her defamation case against Coleen Rooney.
But Rebekah Vardy, 40, didn’t let potential financial worries stop her from taking a holiday as she shared a stunning bikini snap on Instagram on Tuesday.
The mother-of-five looked incredible in a pink two-piece suit as she posed for a mirror selfie while enjoying some time off in an undisclosed location.
‘No excuses’: Rebekah Vardy showed off her toned figure in a bikini selfie as she shared snaps from her holiday on Instagram on Wednesday
The bikini top and high-waisted shorts showed off her toned stomach and long legs, while she went make-up free to let her natural beauty shine through.
While she may not have been in her home gym, that didn’t stop Rebecca from working out, as she included a note that read “no equipment, no excuses.”
Rebekah was obviously enjoying a relaxing getaway as her reputation was in tatters after scoring one of the worst own goals in British legal history.
After the Wagatha Christie defamation drama ended in Coleen’s favour, Rebekah and her footballer husband Jamie now have to foot the bill.
As they sort out their finances, the Rooney clan have been enjoying their holidays, sharing snaps from their sun-soaked trip to Dubai.
Fun in the sun: As they get their finances under control, the Rooney clan are enjoying their holiday, sharing snaps from their sun-soaked trip to Dubai
She is believed to have to come up with £800,000 by November 15, and must also pay her staggering fees – which are estimated at £2,017,860.
Adding around £200,000 in additional court costs, this could bring the final total to around £3.7m – although some estimates suggest it could exceed £4m.
It is about a High Court judge who dismissed her evidence as “evasive or unbelievable” in one of the most closely watched cases in recent years.
She was accused of deliberately deleting the WhatsApp messages at the heart of the case after her agent was suspected of deliberately dropping her phone in the North Sea.
Claim: Coleen took to Instagram accusing Rebekah of leaking stories to The Sun newspaper after her months-long ‘stab operation’.
Rebekah and her Jamie were left with the bill after Mrs Justice Steyn ruled in Coleen’s favor that parts of her affidavit were “clearly inconsistent” and “unreliable” and should be treated as “very substantial”. Careful’.
She lost her high-profile defamation case against Coleen in July when Judge Steyn ruled that Coleen’s viral social media post accusing Rebekah of leaking her private information to the press was “substantially true”.
This followed a viral post on social media in which Coleen revealed that she had been posting fake stories on her Instagram page. These false stories then appeared in The Sun newspaper.
The win: Justice Steyn ruled that Coleen’s viral social media post accusing Vardy of leaking private information was “substantially true”.
Since she had changed her settings so that only one user could see it, she felt confident in making the famous statement, “It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
In an order issued last week, the judge ruled that Rebekah must pay 90 percent of Coleen’s expenses.
Coleen incurred total costs of over £2m, but £350,000 had already accrued before the May trial, so this was deducted to give a final figure of £1,667,860.
Such was the public interest in the case that it is being adapted into a West End play – with the hearings set to be staged “literally”.
There will also be a TV show, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, with the first pictures from the Channel 4 drama released last month.
Wagatha Christie Timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s War Unfolded
September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun publishes a series of articles about Coleen, including how she traveled to Mexico to tackle ‘sex selection’ treatment for babies, her plan to revive her TV career and the flood of its cellars.
9 October 2019 – Coleen took to social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her personal Instagram account to the tabloids. He prompts #WagathaChristie to start the trend.
13 February 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the debate caused her to have severe anxiety attacks and “ended up in hospital three times”.
June 23, 2020 – Turns out Rebekah has filed a defamation case against Coleen.
19-20 November 2020 – The defamation battle has its first hearing at the High Court in London. A judge ruled that Coleen’s submission in October 2019 “clearly identified” Rebecca as “guilty of a serious and consequential breach of trust”.
Justice Warby concluded that the “natural and ordinary” meaning of the posts was that Rebekah had “regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of private posts of Coleen”. and informed stories”.
8-9 February 2022 – A series of explosive text messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers claim relate to her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.
Coleen’s lawyers are seeking more information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court was told Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on crashed into a wave before more information could be extracted from it. .
14 February – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court case against Mrs Watt for misuse of private information, to be heard alongside the defamation battle. A High Court judge, Ms Justice Steyn, said the offer was made too late and earlier opportunities to pursue the claim had been lost.
April 13 – Mrs Watt is unable to give oral evidence at the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for a further hearing.
From May 10 – The process started
July 29 – Rebekah Vardy loses her defamation case against Coleen Rooney, the judge ruling that Ms Rooney’s claim was “substantially true”.
Vardy has been ordered to pay the £800,000 costs bill by 4pm on November 15.