Rebekah Vardy lost her libel lawsuit against Coleen Rooney in May, just over two months after the first hearing. Caroline Watt, Vardy's former agent, was also in the headlines once more, as the judgment is passed across the United Kingdom.
Caroline Watt: Who Is She?
Caroline Watt, a Leicester City striker, was Vardy's agent as previously mentioned. She has been credited with securing public appearances for Vardy, including her 2018 appearance on the reality TV show Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!
Watt left the company to start her own PR business in 2018, according to the Independent. Along with a close professional connection, the Daily Mail has also reported a close friendship between Watt and Vardy, with Watt visiting the Vardys' home in Lincolnshire regularly.
Caroline Watt was not permitted to testify.
Watt was due to testify in support of Vardy, however, she retracted her evidence pre-trial, claiming health issues.
The judge refused, claiming that re-visiting Watt's trial would be like reserving Watt to the Prince of Denmark in February 2022, because it was too late in the day and would delay Vardy's main libel prosecution for up to a year, according to the Guardian. Ultimately, she would go down in history for that fumbled mobile moment.
Caroline Watt: Where is she now?
Caroline Watt opted not to call her agent Ms Watt to testify in the deep sea because she knew her evidence would be untrue. Despite the fact that the loss Ms Watt describes was accidental, the judge concluded that her actions were likely.
The judge continued: Ms Watts' WhatsApp chat with Mrs Vardy, as well as her interviews with journalists, were likely to be available on her phone shortly after her reveal announcement, since she was advised that such evidence must be preserved.
Ms Vardy deliberately deleted her WhatsApp chat with Ms Watt, and that Ms Watt deliberately dropped her phone in the sea, according to Justice Steyn. Furthermore, the evidence shows, in my opinion, that Mrs Vardy knew of and condoned this behavior, actively engaging in it by directed Ms Watt to her private Instagram account, sending her screenshots of Mrs Rooney's posts, and responding to press requests via Ms Watt.
Watts' current situation is unknown. Another of Watts clients, Nicola McLean, said she understands the damage suffered by the media coverage and the aftermath of the highly publicised legal case. She knows many things about people who havent been published in the papers, so I don't want to continue dragging her through this as well. She is in a very fragile state of mind.