The court has held that Vardy has exhausted the evidence relevant to the trial, including various WhatsApp messages
In 2019, Ronnie denounced that his friend Verdi leaked photos and information to ‘The Sun’ newspaper that he published on his personal Instagram account
This Tuesday, the High Court of London has condemned Verdi to pay 1.5 million pounds (1,720,000 euros.)) to Rooney, equal to 90% of the cost of the Court. This is a higher percentage than normal, because The court has held that Vardy removed evidence related to the trial, including various WhatsApp messages.
Verdi has to pay Instant 800,000 Pound Sterling (919,000 Euro) Rooney, later to meet £1.5 million sterling. As if that weren’t enough, Verdi must pay his own legal costs.Or it could take your combined bill to over £3 million.
For his part, Verdi receives Not only financially, but also a blow to the reputation,
a broken friendship
The case, which has kept British public opinion in secret, began in 2019, when the Rooney and Vardy families shared a friendship, much like Wayne and Jamie shared a locker room with the football team.
9 October 2019Colleen Rooney published a tweet explaining that for several months – in fact, since 2017 – they were leaking Photos and information from the newspaper ‘The Sun’ which she published on her personal Instagram account.
who could it be? After filtering the contact list, by default, Colleen concluded that “Mole” was her friend Rebekah, and made it public on her Twitter account. “This is… Rebekah Verdi’s account!” She wrote.
With their friendship falling apart, Vardy takes Rooney to court for defamation, and wins the first. The judge handling the case held that, by mentioning “account”, everyone understood that it was her. He initially ordered Rooney to pay Verdi 28,000 euros in compensation and urged the two women to close the case. But he didn’t.
Rooney decided to pursue the case until, in this new ruling, he managed to pay off his former friend and now rival financially and morally.
has also been sued A duel of ‘followers’. Colleen Rooney has 1.2 million followers on Twitter and 923,000 followers on her public Instagram account. Rebekah Vardy has 107,000 followers on Twitter and 413,000 on Instagram.