Amber’s former pal also claimed that Johnny would label his fans “remoras” and would also take aim at his own family.
In his video statement, Mr Wright went on: “He would insult his fans, he called them — I remember, he called them remoras, which is a type of suckerfish that attaches itself to the hull of a ship and puts a hole in it and then sinks it.
“He would rail against his mother, his sister – sisters. Pretty much anyone he felt had crossed him or would cross him. He became very nasty.”
The cross-examination of Amber began on Monday, with Johnny’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, questioning the actress.
Rebekah and Jamie Vardy leave court after sixth trial day
The WAG was accused of leaking information from Coleen Rooney’s private Instagram account to the press in October 2019, which she denies. Now Vardy, 40, is suing Coleen for libel at London’s High Court. As the trial comes to an end, we look back at nine key exchanges between Rebekah Vardy and her agent Caroline Watt.
The ‘Photoshop girl’
Giving evidence, Vardy was asked about the so-called ‘Photoshop girl’ conversation with Caroline where they discuss edited photos.
An image appears to have been sent to Caroline by Vardy, but the trial heard that, due to issues with uploading Whatsapp data, all the image files have been lost.
Vardy says to Watt that the pictures “made her fume” as the editing software Photoshop can make you look “five sizes smaller”.
Giving evidence, Vardy said that, when she told Caroline to “leak a story”, she was talking about a report on “body positivity”.
Rebekah Vardy, 40, was accused of leaking information from Coleen Rooney’s private Instagram account (Image: GETTY)
Messages between Rebekah Vardy and Caroline Watt have been made public (Image: Court handout)
‘Lads are fuming’
The court saw messages between Vardy and Caroline in which they discuss Jamie Vardy’s former Leicester City team mate Riyad Mahrez “not turning up to training”.
Vardy tells Watt: “Lads are fuming”.
An article in The Sun was later published stating Mahrez’s teammates had “turned on him” which David Sherborne, for Rooney, said no other media outlet had.
Vardy said this had nothing to do with her.
She told the court the story was based on information already in the public domain.
Riyad Mahrez played for Leicester City alongside Jamie Vardy (Image: PA)
A message refers to then Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez (Image: Court handout)
World Cup WAG dinner
A photograph of a number of WAGs at a restaurant in Russia during the 2018 World Cup was discussed at the trial.
In a Whatsapp exchange between Caroline and Vardy, the pair discuss how Vardy is getting to the restaurant and having a photographer get a “good pic of us walking down”.
Vardy later messages Watt: “F*** I made everyone go outside for a pic and the pap was there. Looks like I tipped him off now”.
After the photo is taken, Caroline tells Vardy she cannot identify all the girls in the picture to which Vardy replies: “Fern, Millie, Gemma, Annabel, Shannon, Megan, Annie”.
Giving evidence, Vardy said she had arranged with Caroline for a photographer to take photographs of her as she was walking down for dinner and not with the other women.
Asked if Caroline was coming up with excuses for her to give to the other WAGs to ‘buy time’ so the photographer could send his pictures to the press, Vardy said: “Well it reads like that but I don’t remember it like that and to be honest I had been drinking quite a lot that day.”
Rebekah Vardy and Jamie Vardy arrive at court (Image: Daily Express)
The pair discuss a picture taken at the 2018 World Cup (Image: Court handout)
The ‘affair’ story
A redacted version of a conversation between Caroline and Vardy was shown to the court as alleged evidence of them leaking a story about other parties to The Sun.
Vardy tells Caroline: “Omg have you seen how badly F is behaving x
“Leak the story about her s******* G behind H’s back x”
The court heard the pair are referring to a female celebrity who had cheated on her husband with a footballer.
Giving evidence, Vardy said: “I was just joking about that one.”
A redacted version of a conversation between Caroline and Rebekah was shown to the court (Image: Court handout)
Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney watched their partners play for England (Image: PA)
The court heard a story appeared in The Sun about a car crash Rooney was alleged to have had while in America in January 2019.
On January 23, Caroline messaged Vardy asking her client to confirm whether, on the previous day, she had told her that Rooney had crashed her Honda. Vardy replies: “She defo has”.
On January 25, Caroline then tells Vardy a journalist at The Sun is trying to do a story on the crash and she had told him she is “100% confident”.
Later that day, Caroline sends a picture to Vardy and asks if it is the picture Rooney posted, to which Vardy replies: “Yeah that’s it! Different pic though x”.
The Instagram picture which made Vardy believe Rooney had a crash was shown to the court.
Rooney told the court she had not had a crash but that a lorry had scraped the side of her car.
In court, Mr Sherborne said: “What Ms Watt is doing is passing on the information to him, which he knows is coming from you.”
Vardy said: “Mr Halls, as far as I know, already had the information, he already had the picture. I confirmed she had definitely crashed it.”
On January 27, the pair are discussing a post on Rooney’s Twitter in which she talks about the story being leaked from her Instagram, to which Caroline tells Vardy: “And it wasn’t someone she trusted. It was me”.
Caroline messaged Rebekah asking her client to confirm whether she had told her Coleen crashed a car (Image: Court handout)
Information from Coleen Rooney’s private Instagram account was allegedly leaked to the press (Image: PA)
Coleen ‘unfollows’ Rebekah
The court heard Rooney unfollowed Vardy in February 2019 after becoming more suspicious that she was leaking information from her Instagram account.
In a series of Whatsapp messages, Caroline told Vardy to message Rooney in “a few weeks” to ask her why.
Vardy tells Caroline: “That c*** needs to get over herself! X” and “That’s falling out material x”
She also says she is “offended” Rooney suspects her of leaking stories, adding: “I mean ffs Dawn f****** ward is still on there x”. Rooney later told the court that she had ruled out Dawn Ward, star of Real Housewives of Cheshire, as being responsible for the leaks as she had known her for years.
The pair also discuss how to message Rooney and ask why she had unfollowed her, including suggesting a booker at Loose Women asked if she wanted to come on the show.
Giving evidence, Rooney said it “knocked me sick” when she saw Vardy had mentioned her sister Rosie, who suffered from Rett Syndrome, who died aged 14 in 2013.
Vardy denied using the anniversary of Rosie’s death as ‘the peg’ to message Rooney about the unfollowing.
The pair discuss Coleen unfollowing Rebekah (Image: Court handout)
The ‘Gender Selection’ post
Rooney said she posted a fake story to her Instagram in April 2019 suggesting she was looking into gender selection.
After the story was posted Vardy messaged Caroline: “Coleen’s Instagram. Wonder if they are going for baby 5 x”
She then follows up to say: “Maybe she’s just put it to see if anyone gives it to the media x”
In cross-examination, Mr Sherborne asked Vardy: “You knew Caroline was looking through Mrs Rooney’s account to see what Mrs Rooney was putting up there, yes or no?”
Vardy said: “Yes. Of course she saw something on her Instagram, that’s undeniable because it says it there, but she has never said once that she is stalking or monitoring her account.”
Rebekah, who is a model, denies leaking Rooney’s information and is suing her for libel (Image: REUTERS)
Rebekah messaged Caroline this in April 2019 (Image: Court handout)
Danny Drinkwater arrest
Another story Vardy is accused of leaking to the press is regarding the arrest of Chelsea player Danny Drinkwater for drink-driving in April 2019.
Vardy tells Caroline: “Story… Danny Drinkwater arrest x”
She then goes on to tell Caroline he “crashed his car drunk with 2 girls in it” and that he had “only just been let out the cells”.
Caroline then informs Vardy “Just sent it to Andy Halls” but then, a few seconds later, said someone had “leaked it from the police station”.
Asked about the messages in court, Vardy said the information was already on social media and the message about payment was “fleeting” and “not a serious comment”.
She said: “It was something I felt was dangerous and at the time I didn’t care if the information came out or not. And it was rightly something he should have to deal with.”
Mr Sherborne asked her: “Why are you fuming that you didn’t give it to Caroline earlier?”
Vardy said: “I don’t know why I was fuming I didn’t give it to Caroline earlier. It wasn’t because The Sun already had it for their front page.”
Messages pertain to the arrest of Danny Drinkwater (Image: Court handout)
Wayne Rooney, now Derby County boss, is pictured outside court (Image: REUTERS)
The reveal tweet
Messages between Vardy and Caroline minutes after Coleen posted her allegations that Vardy had been leaking stories from her private Instagram account were shown to the court.
In them, Caroline tells her: “Message her now and ask what the f*** this is x” and Vardy says: “Wow that’s war”.
Caroline then suggests what to say to Coleen and, after around 20 minutes, sends Vardy a message that she will eventually post on her social media channels in reply to Coleen.
Later that day, Vardy sends Caroline a number of images and says: “Jesus Christ I hope she’s f***ing happy now x”.
She later adds: “I can’t just sit back and let her get away with this.”
Coleen Rooney, 36, broke her silence on social media today amid her ongoing legal battle with fellow “WAG” Rebekah Vardy, 40. Coleen took to Instagram to pay tribute to her mum in a sweet post for her birthday.
Coleen posted an adorable picture with her mum for her birthday in view of her 925,000 Instagram followers.
The sweet black and white snap showed the pair smiling at a table, drinking some delicious-looking beverages.
Coleen captioned the picture: “Happy Birthday to an extremely special person, My Mum.
“Have the best time celebrating, I love you so much and appreciate everything you do for me and us all.”
“Happy birthday to your lovely mum,” Danielle Lloyd penned with a heart emoji.
While Magali Gorre left a couple of heart emojis under the post.
Coleen’s post comes as the explosive court battle between herself and Rebekah rages on.
The trial is almost at an end now, as all the witnesses have given evidence.
Court proceedings are expected to resume tomorrow, when the lawyers for both parties will deliver their closing speeches.
Rebekah, who is the wife of footballer Jamie Vardy, is suing fellow footballer’s wife Coleen for libel.
Coleen is married to former England footballer Wayne Rooney.
The spat between the pair began back in 2019, when Coleen accused Rebekah’s account of leaking stories from her private Instagram feed to the press.
Rebekah has denied these allegations and is currently suing Coleen for defamation following her claims.
Rebekah is a model and media personality, who has appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2017 and on Dancing on Ice in 2021.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has played for the England national team under Coleen’s husband Wayne.
Widely considered one of the best players of his generation, Wayne is the record goalscorer for both the England national team and Manchester United.
Dan Walker took to Twitter and addressed his temporary replacement on BBC Breakfast today. The broadcaster had been co-hosting the show alongside Sally Nugent, but is now moving across to present the news on Channel 5 after six years on the programme.
The 45-year-old spoke about his on-screen replacement on social media after bidding farewell to his BBC colleagues yesterday.
Retweeting a post from former co-star Sally, 50, he shared his thoughts, in view of his 758,800 followers, as Jon Kay stepped in and hosted Wednesday’s edition.
Earlier this morning, Sally had posted a selfie on the breakfast sofa with Jon, who is a BBC News correspondent and regularly presents on Breakfast.
“Morning everyone @BBCBreakfast @jonkay01,” Sally wrote with a smiling emoji, next to the photo of them both grinning at the camera.
In reaction to the tweet, Dan wrote: “The future right there [fingers crossed emoji] [trophy emoji].”
His fans and followers took to the comments section to share their thoughts as many viewers have suggested Jon should be made Dan’s permanent replacement.
Mike Sullivan wrote: “I love @jonkay01. Great choice if he’s picked to be your successor.
“Although, have the BBC allowed you to do what Man Utd allowed Fergie to do & pick who takes over??” he added with a grimace emoji (sic).
“@jonkay01 has done a great job on the show and fully deserves being your replacement,” added Doug Sanders.
Serenity Knutsford added: “It would be very well deserved. @jonkay01 has a reassuring, authentic nature to him and it’s always good to see him on @BBCBreakfast.”
Lucy Bustin commented: “For me, Jon is the man for the job. He’s funny and brings sunshine in the morning. Hope he gets the job.”
While Phil lamented: “I’m sure he’s a lovely guy but, he’s no Dan Walker.”
Dan said goodbye to BBC Breakfast yesterday, with his final episode capturing his last time hosting the show beside Sally on the red sofa.
The BBC has confirmed they are still searching for his replacement and there has been plenty of speculation over who might become the new permanent host alongside Sally.
Jon has been rumoured to take over from the broadcaster, as well as the likes of AJ Odudu, Mike Bushell and Gethin Jones.
The job is still being advertised on the BBC careers website until May 24.
TV and radio star Debbie McGee smiled with nostalgic delight when a fan posted a photo of a pin from a brain cancer charity bearing the face of her late husband, TV magician Paul Daniels. The pair had enjoyed an intense relationship after marrying when she was 30 and he was 50, but he sadly died of a brain tumour back in 2016.
@GemmaLeeWrites alerted Debbie to her find on Twitter: “Look what arrived! Found this gorgeous #pin in support of @braintumourrsch through @thedebbiemcgee.”
She added jubilantly: “A little magic for the lapel!”
Debbie replied with the simple sentiment: “That made me smile.”
Had he survived, Paul would now have been 83 years old – and Debbie remembers him fondly.
However, the weeks leading up to his death had been harrowing, with both of them in tears of anguish.
“This cruel disease stripped him of everything within a few short weeks to the point where he collapsed on the bathroom floor and I held him as he wept and asked me what was happening,” she explained.
Debbie noticed something wasn’t quite right when he was rehearsing for a pantomime back in 2015 – and her fears were soon proved to be tragically correct.
“Time was short – we had been given a prognosis of two months,” she explained while discussing his diagnosis.
However, his decline proved even swifter than that.
Sadly, Debbie recalled that “in the end we had just one month and five days”.
She agreed to tell her story to the charity Brain Tumour Research in the hope of raising awareness and funds for future sufferers of the condition.
Seeing the pin with her husband’s face emblazoned across it seemed to have given her hope that her goal was being reached.
Meanwhile, she addressed her husband again earlier this year on Good Morning Britain, while in conversation with Susanna Reid and Ed Balls.
She had been asked if she believed in the supernatural.
“No, not at all, Ed, the opposite!” she fired back immediately.
“I can’t have lived with a magician for 38 years and believe in things like that. So I’m really happy to act!”
In spite of that, she revealed candidly that she still feels her husband’s presence at times.
“I think when you have had somebody in your life for that long… that they become a part of you,” she explained.
“You do feel like they are still there. When something goes wrong in the house, Paul is always there.”