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Braced for bruising? Coleen Rooney arrives for day four of £3M Wagatha Christie showdown

Rebekah Vardy at present mentioned evaluating Peter Andre’s manhood to a ‘chipolata’ was ‘one of many greatest regrets of my life’ and informed the High Court she had despatched him a private apology. 

The WAG’s barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC, requested her concerning the feedback – made in a kiss and inform story within the News of the World in 2004 – because the fourth day of the £3million Wagatha Christie libel trial received underway. 

Asked whether or not the quotes within the article had been all from her, Rebekah replied: ‘There are numerous issues in there which did not come out of my mouth.’

She mentioned of the article – which in contrast Andre’s manhood to a ‘small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts 5 minutes’: ‘It’s shameful actually, certainly one of my greatest regrets.’

Rebekah mentioned she was ‘very younger on the time’. 

When requested if she has spoken to Andre about it since, she mentioned: ‘I have never spoken to him however I despatched each his spouse and him private messages a few years in the past.’

The High Court case follows a viral social media submit in October 2019, the place Coleen, 36, mentioned she had carried out a ‘sting operation’ and accused Rebekah, 40, of leaking ‘false tales’ about her personal life to the press. 

Rebekah denies leaking tales to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s spouse for libel, whereas Coleen is defending the declare on the premise her submit was ‘considerably true’ and within the public curiosity.

Today, Rebekah, who’s married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, informed the High Court she mentioned Coleen’s personal Instagram account together with her agent Caroline Watt ‘a handful of instances’.

Rebekah, a mother-of-five, defined that Ms Watt had entry to her personal Instagram account password from 2017 when the TV character appeared on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

Under questioning from her barrister Mr Tomlinson, Rebekah mentioned she ‘did not give it a second thought’ that Ms Watt was in a position to see Coleen’s personal Instagram account.

Asked if she was informed by Ms Watt that she was Coleen’s account, Mrs Vardy mentioned: ‘No she did not’, including that it ‘was not even on my radar’ when requested if knew Ms Watt was ‘monitoring’ Mrs Rooney’s account.   

Among the important thing developments on day 4 of the gripping case – 

  • Rebekah calls her Peter Andre ‘chipolata’ 2004 kiss-and-tell interview ‘certainly one of my greatest regrets’;
  • Insists she solely mentioned Coleen’s personal Instagram account together with her PR agent Caroline Watt ‘a handful of instances’;
  • Admits plotting to leak Danny Drinkwater drink-drive arrest story, as court docket hears she despatched footballer a ‘FFS’ message after his 2019 automotive crash;
  • Denies being behind ‘leaks’ of tales about Riyad Mahrez, an unnamed movie star ‘dishonest with a footballer’, and Coleen’s 2019 DC automotive crash;=- 
Coleen and Wayne Rooney walked through a crowd of photographers as they entered the Royal Courts of Justice for the fourth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial

Coleen and Wayne Rooney walked via a crowd of photographers as they entered the Royal Courts of Justice for the fourth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial 

Rebekah, meanwhile, bore a stern expression as she walked up to the steps of the famous court accompanied by her bodyguards

Rebekah, in the meantime, bore a stern expression as she walked as much as the steps of the well-known court docket accompanied by her bodyguards

As the poisonous feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy spilled out in public for a fourth day, here’s a abstract of the proof because it was heard in court docket:

Rebekah mentioned Coleen’s personal Instagram account together with her agent ‘a handful of instances’

Rebekah insisted that she solely mentioned Coleen’s personal Instagram account together with her agent Caroline Watt ‘a handful of instances’.

Rebekah defined that the publicist had entry to her personal Instagram account password from 2017 when the TV character appeared on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

Under questioning from her barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC, Jamie Vardy’s spouse mentioned she ‘did not give it a second thought’ that Ms Watt was in a position to see Coleen’s personal Instagram account.

Asked if she was informed by Ms Watt that she was Coleen’s account, Rebekah mentioned: ‘No she did not’, including that it ‘was not even on my radar’ when requested if knew Ms Watt was ‘monitoring’ Coleen’s account.

WAG admits plotting to leak Danny Drinkwater drink-drive arrest story, as court docket hears she despatched footballer a ‘FFS’ message after the 2019 automotive crash

Rebekah at present admitted plotting to leaking details about Danny Drinkwater’s drink-drive arrest to the media and despatched the footballer a ‘FFS’ message after his 2019 automotive crash, the High Court heard. 

Rebekah informed her publicist Caroline Watt that she ‘wished paying’ for details about the previous Leicester City participant leaving police custody after his arrest. Earlier within the case she denied she truly wished cash for the tip. 

Drinkwater was banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to finish 70 hours of neighborhood service after pleading responsible to drink driving.

Rebekah informed her lawyer Mr Tomlinson that she despatched Drinkwater a non-public message on Instagram asking: ‘What have you ever finished FFS Danny?’.

The acronym ‘FFS’ stands for ‘For F**ok Sake’ – and earlier this week the court docket heard Rebekah clarify this to Coleen’s lawyer David Sherborne.

Rebekah has additionally denied asking Drinkwater for his deal with so she may ship paparazzi photographers and reporters round to his house. 

Rebekah calls her Peter Andre ‘chipolata’ 2004 kiss-and-tell interview ‘certainly one of my greatest regrets’

Rebekah has apologised to Peter Andre and his spouse for her notorious feedback about his ‘chipolata’ manhood, the High Court heard at present.

The WAG’s barrister requested her concerning the feedback – made in a kiss and inform story within the News of the World in 2004 – because the trial received underway. 

Asked whether or not the quotes within the article had been all from her, Rebekah replied: ‘There are numerous issues in there which did not come out of my mouth.’

She mentioned of the article – which in contrast Andre’s manhood to a ‘small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts 5 minutes’: ‘It’s shameful actually, certainly one of my greatest regrets.’

Rebekah mentioned she was ‘very younger on the time’. 

When requested if she has spoken to Andre about it since, she mentioned: ‘I have never spoken to him however I despatched each his spouse and him private messages a few years in the past.’ 

Mysterious Girl singer Andre has since spoken out concerning the declare, insisting his ‘acorn’ has ‘grown into an oak’.    

‘I wasn’t’: Rebekah DENIES telling her agent to leak Coleen Rooney’s automotive crash to the media

The WAG was additionally questioned at present about whether or not she conspired together with her agent to leak a narrative about Coleen crashing her automotive in Washington DC to the media after recognizing it on her personal Instagram. 

The High Court has heard how Ms Watt texted Rebekah admitting that she had given details about Coleen’s crash in Washington DC to The Sun newspaper.

Yesterday Rebekah mentioned it ‘appeared’ that Ms Watt was the supply of the story, however mentioned she did not reply to her textual content as a result of she was too engrossed watching Gemma Collins’ Dancing On Ice ‘faceplant’.

Today, Mr Tomlinson requested: ‘Were you instructing Caroline Watt to enter the Instagram to acquire data to leak to The Sun?’

Rebekah replied: ‘No, I wasn’t’. 

Rebekah is due to finish her evidence today, with Coleen then taking her place in the witness box in Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice

Rebekah is because of end her proof at present, with Coleen then taking her place within the witness field in Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice

Coleen, who wore an all-white outfit, arrived in a silver Mercedes van with her husband, who donned a blue suit for the proceedings

Coleen did not respond to calls from the press as she passed through the main entrance of the court building. Once again she wore an orthopedic boot on her right leg following an accident at home

Coleen, who wore an all-white outfit, arrived in a silver Mercedes van together with her husband, who donned a blue go well with for the proceedings

Peter has gamely laughed off Rebekah's comments, before adding on Instagram how 'most people saw in the jungle how an acorn turned into an oak so I think I'm ok'

Peter has gamely laughed off Rebekah’s feedback, earlier than including on Instagram how ‘most individuals noticed within the jungle how an acorn become an oak so I believe I’m okay’

Weeping Wag Rebekah Vardy yesterday claimed Coleen Rooney ‘weaponised’ her fans when she accused her of leaking stories to the Press

Weeping Wag Rebekah Vardy yesterday claimed Coleen Rooney ‘weaponised’ her followers when she accused her of leaking tales to the Press 

Rebekah broke down in court and the hearing had to be halted twice as she described the fall-out from Coleen's famous 'Wagatha Christie' tweet

Rebekah broke down in court docket and the listening to needed to be halted twice as she described the fall-out from Coleen’s well-known ‘Wagatha Christie’ tweet 

Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s long-running, vicious battle unfolded earlier than the eyes of the world 

September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun runs numerous articles about Coleen, together with that she travelled to Mexico to look into child ‘gender choice’ remedy, her plan to revive her TV profession and the flooding of her basement.

October 9, 2019 – Coleen makes use of social media to accuse Rebekah of promoting tales from her personal Instagram account to the tabloids.

Coleen says she spent 5 months making an attempt to work out who was sharing details about her and her household primarily based on posts she had made on her private social media web page.

After sharing a collection of ‘false’ tales and utilizing a technique of elimination, Coleen claims they had been seen by one Instagram account, belonging to Rebekah.

Rebekah, then pregnant together with her fifth youngster, denies the allegations and says numerous folks had entry to her Instagram over time.

She claims to be ‘so upset’ by Coleen’s accusation, later including: ‘I believed she was my good friend however she fully annihilated me.’

The public dispute makes headlines world wide, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.

How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking 'false stories' about her to the press in an Instagram post (above)

How all of it started: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false tales’ about her to the press in an Instagram submit (above) 

Shortly after Coleen's public accusation, Rebekah - who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time - denied any involvement (above)

Shortly after Coleen’s public accusation, Rebekah – who was pregnant and on vacation in Dubai on the time – denied any involvement (above) 

February 13, 2020 – In a tearful look on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute prompted her to have extreme anxiousness assaults and he or she ‘ended up in hospital 3 times’. Coleen says in an announcement that she doesn’t need to ‘have interaction in additional public debate’.

June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings in opposition to Coleen.

Rebekah’s attorneys allege she ‘suffered excessive misery, damage, anxiousness and embarrassment on account of the publication of the submit and the occasions which adopted’.

November 19-20, 2020 – The libel battle has its first High Court listening to in London. A decide guidelines that Coleen’s October 2019 submit ‘clearly recognized’ Rebekah as being ‘responsible of the intense and constant breach of belief’.

Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘pure and abnormal’ that means of the posts was that Rebekah had ‘repeatedly and regularly abused her standing as a trusted follower of Coleen’s private Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of Coleen’s personal posts and tales’.

February 8-9, 2022 – A collection of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s attorneys allege had been about her – are revealed at a preliminary court docket listening to.

The court docket is informed Rebekah was not referring to Coleen when she known as somebody a ‘nasty bitch’ in a single alternate with Ms Watt.

Coleen’s attorneys search additional data from the WhatsApp messages, however the court docket is informed that Ms Watt’s telephone fell into the North Sea after a ship she was on hit a wave, earlier than additional data could possibly be extracted from it.

February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to convey a High Court declare in opposition to Ms Watt for misuse of personal data to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court decide, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was introduced too late and former alternatives to make the declare had not been taken.

April 13 – Ms Watt is just not match to offer oral proof on the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is informed because the case returns for an additional listening to.

The agent revokes permission for her witness assertion for use, and withdraws her waiver which might have allowed Sun journalists to say whether or not she was a supply of the allegedly leaked tales.

April 29 – Rebekah ‘seems to just accept’ that her agent was the supply of allegedly leaked tales, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne tells the High Court. He argues {that a} new witness assertion submitted by Rebekah suggests Ms Watt was the supply however Rebekah claims she ‘didn’t authorise or condone her’.

Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson says the assertion didn’t include ‘any change no matter within the pleaded case’, together with her authorized group having no communication with Ms Watt.

May 10 onwards – The trial begins.  

Team Rooney vs Team Vardy! Rebekah is supported by disaster supervisor who’s an knowledgeable in on-line popularity and a VERY burly bodyguard in Jamie’s absence – whereas Coleen has Hollywood’s favorite barrister

By Bridie Pearson-Jones for MailOnline 

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy have enlisted among the nation’s best media consultants and authorized minds as they go face to face within the movie star trial of the last decade.

Yesterday was the second instalment of the £3million ‘Wagatha Christie‘ libel trial between the 2 footballer’s wives which  featured a tearful look within the witness field, Whatsapp ‘gossip’ a couple of thriller movie star affair and but extra foul-mouthed textual content messages – all delivered to an finish by a fittingly dramatic fireplace alarm.

Coleen publicly ‘outed’ her fellow WAG when she accused her of sharing three pretend tales she had posted on her private Instagram with The Sun as a part of what she described as a social media ‘sting’ operation. Rebekah vehemently denied the allegation – main her to launch the dear authorized motion which noticed its second day on Wednesday.

While Tuesday’s listening to dredged up Peter Andre‘s alleged ‘chipolata’ manhood, yesterday centered on Rebekah’s relationship together with her agent Caroline Watt.

In the Vardy nook is Hacked Off founder Hugh Tomlinson QC – in addition to two glamorous members of the authorized group, together with one who was as soon as named one of many ‘sexiest attorneys’ within the UK, and one other who’s a disaster supervisor who’s skilled in on-line popularity.

Vardy has additionally appeared alongside a safety guard – whereas Coleen would not seem to have any bodyguard by her when getting into court docket.

Meanwhile, Coleen has been joined in court docket by her soccer celebrity husband Wayne in addition to Hollywood’s favorite lawyer  David Sherborne and rising authorized thoughts Ben Hamer.

Here, FEMAIL reveals who’s who on the trial that is saved the nation gripped… 

TEAM VARDY

Dr Rosa Malley

In Rebekah’s authorized group is Dr Rosa Malley, 37,  an Associate within the Dispute Resolution group at high legislation agency Kingsley Napley.

Rosa was part of the Hacked Off marketing campaign and specialises in popularity and media issues, in accordance with her on-line bio.

She beforehand labored as a paralegal at high metropolis legislation agency Mishcon de Reya, who led the High Court bid to cease Boris Johnson triggering Brexit.

One of their barristers, Anthony Julius, acted for Princess Diana in her divorce from Prince Charles.

In Rebekah's legal team is Dr Rosa Malley, 37, an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at top law firm Kingsley Napley

In Rebekah’s authorized group is Dr Rosa Malley, 37, an Associate within the Dispute Resolution group at high legislation agency Kingsley Napley

Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City soccer player Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London

Rebekah Vardy, spouse of Leicester City soccer participant Jamie Vardy, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London

The agency additionally represented Heather Mills in her divorce case in opposition to Beatles star Paul McCartney, earlier than separating ‘amicably’ from their consumer.

The firm additionally acted for former Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister Chris Huhne when he confronted allegations of perverting the course of justice by ‘swapping’ dashing factors along with his spouse. Mr Huhne was later sentenced to eight months in jail.

Rosa received her PhD learning the Representation of Women in British Politics at University of Bristol in 2011.

She works in pre and post-publication for broadcast media, and has additionally labored in disaster administration with politicians, sportspeople, celebrities and excessive profile prison defendants. 

Before her authorized profession, Rosa labored in politics, as a researcher on the ThinkTank Institute for Government and as a Special Projects Manager for the Hacked Off marketing campaign.  She additionally taught British Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.

Fittingly for the case in query, Rosa has expertise in on-line popularity and  abuse on social media.

Charlotte Harris

Like Rosa, Charlotte Harris, 44, labored at Hacked Off and for eminent legislation agency Mishcon de Reya.

Described as ‘one of the sought out privateness attorneys within the land’ she boasts a consumer base of ‘MPs, celebrities, PR consultants, sports activities brokers, sports activities folks’.

In 2013, she married  funding banker James Burr, with a really star-studded visitor listing together with Hugh Grant, MP Tom Watson, MP Chris Huhne, and Max Clifford.

Like Rosa, Charlotte Harris (pictured), 44, worked at Hacked Off and for eminent law firm Mishcon de Reya

Like Rosa, Charlotte Harris (pictured), 44, labored at Hacked Off and for eminent legislation agency Mishcon de Reya

At the marriage millionaire former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne loved his final evening of liberty earlier than he was sentenced the subsequent day at Southwark crown court docket to eight months’ imprisonment. 

Writing within the Diary column for the New Stateman on the time, Mr Watson mentioned he ‘entertained’ the gathering of celebrities, MPs, bankers and extremely remunerated senior Mishcon workers with a karaoke rendition of the brand new wave anthem Teenage Kicks.  

Clearly magnificence and brains, she was named one of many nation’s sexiest attorneys in 2015 in a listing put collectively by the web site Legal Cheek.

Charlotte has appeared earlier than Parliamentary Select Committees all through her profession, together with the Leveson Inquiry and was described as a ‘power of nature and at all times prepared for a battle’ by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide in 2020.

Hugh Tomlinson QC 

Hugh Tomlinson QC, who’s representing Ms Vardy, is a top-flight privateness silk who has launched dozen of battles with the press in his 4 decade profession.

The Leeds-born, Oxford-educated lawyer final yr advocated efficiently in a declare in opposition to a journalist and writer after she made false allegations that Roman Abramovich purchased Chelsea FC on Vladimir Putin’s orders.

He was certainly one of a number of attorneys representing Russian oligarchs whose ethics had been questioned in parliament by the Conservative MP Bob Seely following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Hugh Tomlinson QC, who is representing Ms Vardy, is a top-flight privacy silk who has launched dozen of battles with the press in his four decade career

Hugh Tomlinson QC, who’s representing Ms Vardy, is a top-flight privateness silk who has launched dozen of battles with the press in his 4 decade profession

The lawyer was on the facet of Jeremy Clarkson’s ex-wife Alex Hall when he tried to – however dropped – efforts to cease her claiming they’d an affair throughout his later marriage.

He additionally efficiently represented Prince Charles because the royal sought to cease the publishing of his Hong Kong journey diaries, saying public curiosity justifications had been ‘far-fetched’.

And in an earlier case, he received substantial damages for Christopher Jefferies after press protection incorrectly related him with the homicide of his tenant Joanna Yeates in 2010.

A yr later he co-founded Hacked Off, the group campaigning for tighter media regulation, which he now chairs, and which has backers corresponding to Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan.

Tomlinson was born in Woodhouse in Leeds the place he went to Leeds Grammar School after which Balliol College, Oxford, leaving with the highest first in PPE.

He then took up philosophical research at Sussex University earlier than going to the University of Paris in 1977. In 2000 he was a founding member of Matrix Chambers in London.

Who else is supporting Rebekah? 

Security  

Rebekah  has additionally been seen going into court docket accompanied by a burly safety guard – whereas Coleen would not seem to have any bodyguard alongside her.

She’s beforehand mentioned how safety is essential to her and added that she’s confronted threats since her feud with Coleen went public. 

She informed OK! journal forward of the 2018 World Cup that she and her household had been bringing their very own safety to the video games.

Rebekah has also been seen going into court accompanied by a burly security guard.

Rebekah has additionally been seen going into court docket accompanied by a burly safety guard.

Nicola McLean 

Fellow WAG Nicola McLean has seemingly thrown her assist behind Mrs Vardy a number of instances – as soon as stating that Mrs Rooney is ‘not as personal’ as she is taken into account whereas additionally insisting Mrs Vardy is just not within the fame sport.

Nicola is married to Tom Williams, who now performs for Hashtag United of the Essex Senior League. Tom is a defender and midfielder and made practically 300 appearances within the Football League enjoying for quite a few golf equipment, together with QPR and West Ham.

The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here star, who has been married to Tom since 2009, informed Closer Magazine in 2020: ‘I’ve had totally different experiences at totally different golf equipment however the WAG world generally is a b****y imply women like existence…

‘There will be rivalry and unfriendliness with somebody within the group and the highest canine and there will be numerous drama. It is not simply wonderful holidays and designer garments there will be numerous behind-the-scenes politics between the ladies.’

On among the most well-known WAGS, she went on: ‘A number of girls need to emulate Victoria Beckham, Alex Gerrard, Elen Rivas – they dine out on the actual fact they are a WAG and it will possibly devour you.’

Nicola then identified that it’s not all it appears with Mrs Vardy and Mrs Rooney: ‘I do know some WAGs will solely have an interest within the hierarchy, fame and drama however I do not imagine Rebekah is like that. She’s not fussed concerning the press or limelight.

‘Everyone thinks Coleen is de facto personal – however keep in mind she’s finished numerous interviews, books and even her personal TV present.’

Caroline Watt 

Mrs Vardy’s good friend and agent, Ms Watt has featured in among the preliminary hearings, regardless of not being a celebration to the declare or giving proof on the trial.

She is a former Virgin Atlantic air hostess who has been Rebekah’s agent for the previous seven years, serving to to construct her profile within the nationwide media.

Reports that she not represents her following the present controversy engulfing the 2 have been dismissed as inaccurate with Ms Watt remaining near Ms Vardy each professionally and personally.

Ms Watt, 39, is married to former footballer Steve Watt, who performed briefly for Chelsea, making one Premier League look for 2 minutes in 2005 and Swansea City. He is at the moment supervisor of Kent non-league facet Hythe Town they usually have two kids.

After leaving the airline business, Ms Watt started working as an agent on the planet of leisure, shortly creating a popularity for her communication abilities and skill to community.

She was previously employed by expertise company The Frontrow Partnership however left in 2019 to go it alone and took her major consumer and shut good friend, Ms Vardy together with her.

Ms Watt has been credited with constructing Ms Vardy’s public profile by making certain that she repeatedly featured within the nationwide media and in addition brokered the deal for her to look on the hit actuality TV present I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018.

Ms Watt began representing the high-profile WAG in 2015, when her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy shot to fame.

She is an everyday customer to the Vardy’s Lincolnshire house and in addition socialises with Ms Vardy, attending glitzy events and bars.

Her different purchasers embrace the previous Page 3 woman Nicola McLean however it’s Ms Vardy that has been the largest asset in her profession as an agent.

TEAM ROONEY 

David Sherborne  

Unlike Rebekah, Coleen arrived at court docket with simply her husband and never an entourage of attorneys.

However, her authorized group is simply as spectacular and versed on the planet of movie star as her fellow WAG’s.

David Sherborne, 53, who has been dubbed certainly one of Hollywood’s favorite attorneys, is performing for Mrs Rooney.

He was lead counsel for victims of press intrusion within the Leveson inquiry, and represented Johnny Depp in his libel go well with in opposition to The Sun. In November 2020, the High Court dominated that Depp had misplaced his case.

In September 2020, Sherborne was dropped from the Duchess of Sussex’s authorized group in her case in opposition to The Mail on Sunday following an early setback.

Sherborne’s earlier purchasers additionally embrace Princess Diana, Melania Trump, Sir Paul McCartney, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Harry Styles.

His father was a QC, however whereas he comes from a authorized household, he’s seen as a ‘insurgent’ in some ways attributable to his obvious fondness for the limelight.

A former colleague informed The Times: ‘He likes to current a enjoyable, outgoing persona and may be very limelight-seeking. All the opposite barristers in chambers had been hyper-critical of him breaking the foundations.’

While he is recognized for rubbing shoulders with A-listers, Tattler and Evening Standard each commented he’s ‘so good-looking’  he could possibly be a celeb himself.

The twice-married barrister was revealed to be having an affair with a member of Lord Leveson’s junior counsel, Carine Patry Hoskins in 2013-.

Ms Hoskins, dubbed the ‘considering man’s Pippa Middleton’ -was Lord Leveson’s quantity two, whereas Mr Sherborne was defending Hugh Grant and different hacking  victims.

Ben Hamer

There was a uncommon second of sunshine reduction amidst the morning’s fierce cross-examination when Mr Sherborne talked about that his junior, Ben Hamer, 29,  was ‘very adept at looking on-line via social media on his telephone.’

Rebekah shot again, with out smiling: ‘I do know, Mr Hamer follows me on Twitter’ to laughter within the court docket.

But this is not Ben’s first movie star case. He’s beforehand  Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard  and acted for the claimant in Blackledge v Person(s) Unknown the place libel and harassment damages of £70,000 had been awarded in opposition to the Defendant. 

The Durham University graduate was first known as to the Bar in 2017 at Lincoln’s Inn, the place he was a Lord Bowen and Lord Denning scholar.

Very achieved at a younger age, he is beforehand was introduced with the Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize for his work on free speech and faux information. 

He now supplies pre-publication recommendation to numerous publications corresponding to The Times and The Sunday Times in addition to HarperCollins and Bloomsbury publishers. He is safety cleared to SC stage.

Ben started as a tenant at 5RB after profitable completion of pupillage at Chambers. His supervisors had been Adam Wolanski QC, Jonathan Barnes QC, Richard Munden and Adam Speker QC.

Ben was known as to the Bar in 2017 at Lincoln’s Inn, the place he was a Lord Bowen and Lord Denning scholar.

In 2017, Ben was introduced with the Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize, run at the side of the Daily Telegraph, for his writing on free speech, social media and ‘pretend information’. As an undergraduate, he edited Palatinate, the place he received the Hunter Davies Prize for Student Journalism.

THE JUDGE 

Mrs Justice Steyn

The High Court decide overseeing the case, Mrs Justice Steyn (pictured proper) was appointed in 2019 and sits within the Queen’s Bench Division – the a part of the High Court which offers with defamation, private harm and breach of contract claims.

As properly as overseeing the ‘Wagatha Christie’ declare, different distinguished instances she has heard embrace Arron Banks’ libel declare in opposition to journalist Carole Cadwalladr and the FDA union’s unsuccessful authorized problem over Boris Johnson’s choice to assist Priti Patel following bullying accusations.

The daughter of former Law Lord Lord Steyn, Mrs Justice Steyn lined quite a lot of instances as a barrister, together with a case over the growth of Heathrow airport.   

Who else is on Team Coleen? 

WAYNE ROONEY

Coleen has been joined in court docket by supportive husband Wayne, with whom she shares 4 kids, whereas Jamie Vardy is but to be pictured in court docket.

Wayne, who has been with Coleen because the age of 16, final performed with Jamie for England in 2016.

Both husbands have saved largely quiet on the conflict, nevertheless Wayne did be aware in his Sunday Times column earlier than final yr’s European championships that he would have drafted Jamie Vardy into the England group.

He added: ‘Some folks could also be stunned at this, particularly with the authorized case between my spouse and Jamie’s spouse.’

The former Premier League and England striker will take to the witness stand at London’s High Court the place he will likely be questioned below oath over how a lot he knew about his spouse’s ‘Wagatha Christie’ investigation.

Coleen has been joined in court by supportive husband Wayne, with whom she shares four children, while Jamie Vardy is yet to be pictured in court.

Coleen has been joined in court docket by supportive husband Wayne, with whom she shares 4 kids, whereas Jamie Vardy is but to be pictured in court docket.

A supply near the case informed MailOnline: ‘Wayne is 100 per cent going into the witness field and that is simply going so as to add to the drama of the entire event. Hugh Tomlinson is a really skilled barrister, and this could possibly be one of many hardest opponents Wayne has ever confronted.

‘Rebekah’s attorneys are adamant that he must be cross examined below oath about how a lot he knew about what Coleen was getting as much as and that the reality will emerge.’

Ms Rooney has at all times maintained that no one was conscious of her ‘sting operation’ when she determined to submit numerous pretend Instagram tales and ultimately restrict who may see them to only Ms Vardy. Three of those had been later revealed in The Sun and are on the centre of the sensational libel battle.

But Ms Vardy’s attorneys insist that a number of folks may have been the supply of the leaks and that Ms Rooney informed Wayne and others about what she was getting as much as whereas additionally sharing particulars of the false posts with them.

In addition to giving proof, Wayne, the previous Manchester United striker who’s at the moment supervisor of Derby County, can be anticipated to accompany his spouse when she attends the High Court for the trial, which is predicted to final per week.

Meanwhile, when Rebekah furiously denied the allegation in a prolonged Twitter assertion, her husband confirmed his assist by liking her submit. 

OTHER WAGS 

Mrs Rooney thanked her followers and mentioned there ‘are numerous actually good folks’ on the planet in an Instagram story in February 2022.

And alongside together with her devoted followers, the WAG has additionally been publicly supported by Danielle Lloyd, who got here forth with related claims about Mrs Vardy resulting in a row between the duo on social media in 2019.

Mrs Lloyd made a thinly-veiled dig at Mrs Vardy after weighing in on the Mrs Rooney row throughout an episode of This Morning.

Mrs Rooney thanked her fans and said there 'are a lot of really good people' in the world in an Instagram story in February 2022. And along with her devoted fans, the WAG has also been publicly supported by Danielle Lloyd, who came forth with similar claims about Mrs Vardy leading to a row between the duo on social media in 2019.

Mrs Rooney thanked her followers and mentioned there ‘are numerous actually good folks’ on the planet in an Instagram story in February 2022. And alongside together with her devoted followers, the WAG has additionally been publicly supported by Danielle Lloyd, who got here forth with related claims about Mrs Vardy resulting in a row between the duo on social media in 2019.

The TV character detailed her ‘related run-ins’ with the footballer’s spouse, earlier than Mrs Vardy claimed Mrs Lloyd was solely upset as a result of she did not ‘recruit’ certainly one of Jamie’s footballer friends for her after her divorce from Jamie O’Hara

This got here amid reviews that most of the WAGs had distanced themselves from Mrs Vardy on the time and had been busy ‘scrutinising’ previous conversations together with her, following the fallout from her feud with Mrs Rooney.

Following Mrs Lloyd’s look on This Morning, Mrs Vardy was fast to retaliate, as she took to Twitter to say that the TV character’s admission was ‘utter b******s’ and their feud was sparked by her refusal to try to discover Mrs Lloyd a person following her cut up from Jamie [O’Hara].

She wrote: ‘Danielle Lloyd making false claims on @thismorning that we’ve had ‘related run-ins’ is utter b****cks. She is simply fuming that I ‘did not get Jamie recruiting’ for her like she requested me to…’

 



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