Rebekah Vardy has lost her High Court libel battle with Coleen Rooney in the so-called Wagatha Christie trial

Mrs Rooney, the wife of former England footballer Wayne Rooney, conducted a sting operation in 2019, accusing Mrs Vardy online of leaking private stories about her to The Sun

Mrs. Vardy has consistently denied giving the press information.

However, Mrs. Justice Steyn decided on Friday that Mrs. Rooney's accusation was "basically true."

Mrs Vardy, who is married to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, said in a statement she was "extremely sad and disappointed" at the judge's decision

Mrs Rooney said she was "pleased" the ruling had gone in her favour, adding "it was not a case I ever sought or wanted".

The judge found that Mrs Vardy had been "directing Ms Watt to the private Instagram account, sending her screenshots of Mrs Rooney's posts, drawing attention to items of potential interest to the press, and answering additional queries raised by the press via Ms Watt"

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