Rebekah Vardy says there was 'a lot of sexism' in Wagatha Christie coverage

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Watch: Rebekah Vardy calls out misogyny in the Wagatha Christie trial

Rebekah Vardy has said she believes there was sexism in the way the media reported on what she and Coleen Rooney were wearing for the Wagatha Christie court case.

The pair were embroiled in a legal battle after Rooney posted a message on Instagram accusing Vardy of leaking stories to the press, and Vardy sued for libel.

Vardy lost her case after a High Court judge found Rooney's post was “substantially true”, and has now opened up about the whole saga in an interview on TalkTV.

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Discussing how press coverage often included the way she and Rooney dressed for court, she said she thought there was “a lot of sexism”.

Rebekah Vardy lost her libel case. (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Rebekah Vardy lost her libel case. (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Interviewer Kate McCann asked whether Vardy, the wife of footballer Jamie Vardy, thought the case was presented in a “misogynistic way”.

And Vardy replied: “Totally. The whole thing was presented in such a misogynistic way.”

She also pointed out the difference between the Wagatha case and Johnny Depp’s recent trial with his former wife Amber Heard.

Rebekah Vardy has given her first TV interview since the court case. (TalkTV)
Rebekah Vardy has given her first TV interview since the court case. (TalkTV)

She said she didn't think there was as much attention on Depp’s clothes as there was on what she and Rooney wore.

"There was hardly any articles, if any, about how much money he'd spent and his outfits," she said.

Coleen Rooney leaving the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Picture date: Monday May 16, 2022.
Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories about her. (PA)

The star went on: “It just seems like women aren’t allowed to defend themselves. Women aren’t allowed to dress nicely.

"Yes, there’s a lot of sexism involved in it.”

ARCHIVO - El actor Johnny Depp saluda a sus seguidores al salir de la Corte del Condado de Fairfax tras la presentación de argumentos de cierre, el 27 de mayo de 2022 en Fairfax, Virginia. (Foto AP/Craig Hudson, archivo)
Vardy said there wasn't as much focus on Johnny Depp's court attire. (AP)

The Wagatha Christie saga started in 2019 when Rooney, who is married to footballer Wayne Rooney, accused Vardy of leaking stories from her Instagram account to The Sun newspaper.

She posted a message on social media saying that she had been investigating who had been leaking information about her and claiming that Vardy was the culprit.

Read more: Rebekah Vardy denies leaking stories about Coleen Rooney

Vardy, 40, denied the claim and sued Rooney for libel.

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