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The 'Wagatha Christie' affair is far from over ...

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gassor, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    It isn’t him risking bankruptcy.
    He has nothing to with it.
    It’s a row between Mrs Rooney and Mrs Vardy.
    It’s his vacuous wife in court being sued.
     
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    It’s his money that’s funding the case surely?
     
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  3. Copperjacket

    Copperjacket pfm Member

    If money isn’t changing hands, why is an agent being used to pass the stories to the newspapers?
     
  4. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    No, it be legal expense funders. When I were but a lad champerty and maintenance weren't allowed, and were both crimes and torts. Now they're a potential source of profit for venture capitalists.
     
  5. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Wot he said…
     
  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Do you know this for a fact? Seems a very poor bet.
     
  7. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    Google legal claims funding. It's big business.
     
  8. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Amusing to see the WAGS falling apart under questioning. What a complete waste of money!
     
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I reckon they will have had to place a large surety. Just not a winning bet to be made. Mrs Vardy is not coming out of this well, this will be a very expensive Cadbury flake.
     
  10. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Nope. So much for restoring her damaged reputation. The Guardian last week seemed to think she’ll win the case though, as there won’t be any hard evidence to support Mrs Rooney’s claims.

    From today...

    Sherborne said he wished to search the WhatsApp messages held on Watt’s phone but it had been dropped over the side of a boat and was now “lying at the bottom of the sea in Davy Jones’ locker”.

    Vardy asked the court: “Who is Davy Jones?”
     
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  11. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    He was in the monkeys I think.

    Pete
     
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  12. Copperjacket

    Copperjacket pfm Member

    Why don’t the police outside the courts stop the chauffeur service from parking on the pedestrian crossing?
     
  13. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    The scenes of her walking in like some Mafia Don. The Rooney party seemed a lot more low key.

    The ‘it was a joke’ defence does appear rather lame.
     
  14. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    But surely these Phones (presumably iPhones) have iCloud (or such) backups. I would have expected an independent IT expert charged with obtaining evidence to investigate whether the phones were backed up to the cloud before they were "lost" in Davy Jones Locker and such. It should also be apparent if any backups were deleted on purpose.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2022
  15. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Cases like this give all the clever sensible people like us a chance to sneer at the dimmer members of the lower classes with too much money, engage in a bit of in intellectual snobbery, schadenfreude and, I dare say, the occasional touch of misogyny, all at the same time and in an apparently guilt free way. I'm enjoying it tremendously.
     
  16. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Plays midfield for Wrexham these days.
     
  17. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Misogyny aside, yes of course. Guilty as charged. I thought much the same when reading about this again earlier.

    In mitigation, everything about this libel action is patently absurd and funny af!
     
  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Who on earth put Beks up to this? Calling a libel trial when the whole world knows it was you wot dun it. Maybe her agent told her it was another kerchinnng opportunity ( but the agent’s signed off sick and can’t attend).
     
  19. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    No sign of Jamie. Norwich/Watford massive games.
     
  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    As one journalist put it, “Rebekkaah Vardy spent millions for a 75 page evisceration of her character”. One brief commented that he was certain her QC would have sat her down, looked her in the eye and said “there’s a reasonable chance you could lose, are you sure you want to go through with this?”
     

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