‘Wagatha Christie’ Trial: Judge Finds No Libel

The High Court in London ruled against the plaintiff, Rebekah Vardy, putting an end to a social media feud that turned into a high-profile legal face-off.

LONDON — It began as an Instagram-related quarrel between the spouses of two British soccer stars and grew into a libel trial that provided a welcome distraction for a nation in turmoil.

The High Court on Friday brought an end to the long-running legal feud by ruling against the plaintiff, Rebekah Vardy, saying that she had not been defamed by her former friend Coleen Rooney.

In the verdict, Justice Karen Steyn said that the reputational damage suffered by Ms. Vardy did not have what she described

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