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Rebekah Vardy to find out TODAY if she has won latest Wagatha Christie battle against Coleen Rooney

REBEKAH Vardy will find out today whether she has won the latest round of her blockbuster Wagatha Christie case.

The mum-of-five is fighting to get a "list of issues" in Coleen Rooney's defence thrown out on the grounds they are irrelevant or "wrong".


If her application is granted, Coleen’s hope of winning would be seriously weakened and their 18-month Wagatha Christie fight may end.

Rebekah has also applied for a summary judgment on Coleen’s claim she leaked details of her “TV plans” to the media.

The decision will be made at 10.30am by the High Court.

A hearing last month heard how a future libel trial would last for nine days if parts of Coleen’s defence are not struck out – costing Rebekah £475,000.

If the judge agrees to their application the trial will last five days and cost Becky £273,000.

SHOWDOWN

In her court documents, lawyers for Rebekah used Meghan Markle's high-profile privacy case against the Mail on Sunday to argue some allegations made by Coleen should be dismissed.

The papers cite a ruling made by the judge in the Duchess of Sussex's successful legal battle that the "facts alleged must be sufficient".

Rebekah's lawyer Hugo Tomlinson QC said: "The purpose of this application is to clear away what we say is a mass of irrelevant or peripheral material to save time and costs."

He also denied Rebekah wanted parts of the defence thrown out because they would be "embarrassing" and instead insists "it is not necessary and will be a waste of everybody's time".

The lawyer added: "Most of the factual allegations which are made are, in fact, wrong, but considerable time and costs will be wasted in examining them… It will be a monumental waste of time and costs."

But the move to throw out part of the defence is opposed by Coleen.

'WIDESPREAD ABUSE'

The court was also told Rebekah and her family suffered "widespread abuse" as a result of the claims.

Mr Tomlinson the High Court: "She suffered widespread abuse and hostility as a result of the post for a long period and her children were also abused at school.

"It was a very serious matter for her."

Coleen turned detective in October 2019 and accused Rebekah of sharing stories from her personal Instagram account.

In the infamous post, Coleen said she posted a string of false stories via her Instagram account with restricted access to see if they appeared in the media, which they did.

She then said the fake stories had only been viewed by one person, and ended dramatically: “It’s . . . Rebekah Vardy’s account.”

Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah, who was heavily pregnant at the time, denied the allegations and claimed several people had access to her account.

The court heard previously how Coleen's investigation was so top secret even hubby Wayne didn't know about it.


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