The model, 38, said it brought up ‘really bad memories’ and left her ‘upset’ to hear the wife of Jamie Vardy, 40, spoke about her past miscarriage at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Last week, Rebekah and her agent were accused of plotting to leak information about WAG Danielle’s miscarriage and honeymoon in the Maldives – claims which Rebekah has denied.
Upset: Danielle Lloyd has admitted that she was left ‘heartbroken’ when Rebekah Vardy brought up her miscarriage in court as she broke her silence on the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial
Speaking to TalkTV’s The News Desk, the ex-wife of footballer Jamie O’Hara spoke about the incident as she said she was ‘distraught’ at the time of her miscarriage.
She said: ‘Honestly it’s really upset me, to go back on really bad memories.
‘One of the text messages was talking about a miscarriage I’d had in the past, and I just really was distraught at the time and obviously for that to be brought up again has just been heartbreaking for me.’
Danielle, who is married to Michael O’Neill, was around eight weeks pregnant when she miscarried in 2019 and was left devastated when doctors could find no cause for it.
Court: Last week, Rebekah was accused of plotting to leak information about WAG Danielle’s miscarriage and honeymoon in the Maldives – claims which Rebekah has denied
Elsewhere in the interview, Danielle showed her support for her pal Coleen Rooney but admitted she doesn’t think either Rebekah or the wife of Wayne will be ‘winners’ of the libel trial due to the soaring legal costs.
The mother-of-four added: ‘I don’t think there are going to be any winners as they are going to be out of pocket financially both of them.
‘I don’t think we will actually get to the bottom of who leaked those stories, so whatever the outcome, obviously both girls can just get on with their lives. But obviously I am rooting for Coleen.’
Last week in court, Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt were accused of plotting to leak information about Danielle’s miscarriage and honeymoon in the Maldives.
Rebekah was questioned by Coleen’s lawyer David Sherborne QC about a text message she had sent in August 2019 which referred to ‘leaking the Maldives stuff’.
‘Heartbreaking’: Speaking to TalkTV’s The News Desk, the ex-wife of footballer Jamie O’Hara spoke about the incident as she said she was ‘distraught’ at the time of her miscarriage
Mr Sherborne claimed the messages showed she was trying to leak information about a pregnant woman, who was revealed to be Danielle.
The court heard Rebekah had a ‘spat on Instagram’ with Lloyd which led to ‘legal correspondence’ between the pair. Rebekah denied that she had wanted to leak information on Danielle due to a ‘public spat’.
She also denied leaking the stories and explained why she sent a message during the exchange saying: ‘She’s gone and done it now.’
Rebekah claimed her message referred to an interview Danielle had given to a magazine where she discussed going on honeymoon to the Maldives and her miscarriage.
On August 6, 2019, she had messaged her agent Caroline Watt about an unidentified woman, saying: ‘She’s gone and done it now leak the Maldives stuff x’.
Friends: Danielle also showed her support for her pal Coleen Rooney but admitted she doesn’t think either women will be ‘winners’ of the libel trial due to the soaring legal costs
An article which later appeared explained Danielle Lloyd had a miscarriage – there is no mention of the Maldives in that article, with the Maldives honeymoon reported on 11 April, 2019.
Rebekah claimed she had not leaked anything about Danielle and said the word ‘leak’ should mean ‘publish an article about her own miscarriage in Closer Magazine’.
‘This makes no sense,’ said Mr Sherborne.
‘It’s clear that she’s telling Ms Watt to leak private information about someone else, the Maldives stuff. One can only dread to think what it was.’
On Thursday, the £3million Wagatha Christie libel battle came to an emotional close as Rebekah cried in court again.
Tearful: On Thursday, the £3million Wagatha Christie libel battle came to an emotional close as Rebekah cried in court again
The tearful WAG – who broke into tears a number of times while giving evidence – was seen throwing her hands around solicitor Charlotte Harris following the conclusion of the high-profile legal battle.
Coleen has accused Rebekah of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life in October 2019 after she said she carried out a months-long ‘sting operation’.
Rebekah denies the allegations and has sued Coleen over the ‘untrue and unjustified defamatory attack’ and brought the court case to ‘establish her innocence and vindicate her reputation’.
The emotional close to the trial – which has gripped the country since last Monday – came after barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC today told the court how Rebekah had suffered ‘public abuse and ridicule’ on a ‘massive scale’ as a result of Coleen’s Wagatha Christie post.
Closing Rebekah’s case on the final day of the high-profile libel battle, Mr Tomlinson told the court how his client had received ‘the most horrific abuse’ – including death threats – following the now-famous ‘it’s Rebekah Vardy’s account…’ reveal.
He also highlighted a number of messages to the high court, including one in which internet trolls had said Rebekah’s baby deserved to be ‘put in a microwave and ‘put in an incinerator’.
Describing the impact of the bombshell post by Coleen on Rebekah, Mr Tomlinson said: ‘There was no urgency whatsoever.
‘Mrs Rooney could have blocked Mrs Vardy and made contact with Mrs Vardy to ask for her views, or she could have waited until after Mrs Vardy had given birth.
‘She did neither and failed to give any proper or reasonable consideration to the possibility that the activity could be happening from Mrs Vardy’s account without Mrs Vardy’s knowledge.
Court: Coleen, the wife of Wayne Rooney, has accused Rebekah of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life in October 2019 after she said she carried out a months-long ‘sting operation’
‘The publication of the post to millions of readers was, in the circumstances, wholly unfair to Mrs Vardy who should have been given an opportunity to comment and explain her position in advance. ‘
Mr Tomlinson said as a result Rebekah suffered ‘the most horrific abuse’. Mr Tomlinson said his client was entitled to ‘substantial damages in compensation for this defamatory publication.’
He said Rebekah had been ‘forcefully’ cross-examined by Mr Sherborne and found the experience ‘upsetting’.
‘It’s been a great burden on her for two and a half years and she was cross-examined in an aggressive fashion over a considerable period of time.’
Denial: Rebekah denies the allegations and has sued Coleen over the ‘untrue and unjustified defamatory attack’ and brought the court case to ‘establish her innocence’
The court heard that allegations that Rebekah plotted to leak stories were merely cases of ‘gossip’ and ‘tittle tattle’.
He said: ‘This is really a falling-out of two individuals over what is essentially a private matter.
‘The Whodunnit tone which she must have foreseen would have had a big impact, and did have an enormous impact, we do say it was unreasonable for her to do it in the manner in which she did.’
Mr Tomlinson QC said conversations between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt spoke about ‘leaks’ in message exchanges but had been using ‘loose language’.
Gossip: The court heard that allegations that Rebekah plotted to leak stories were merely cases of ‘gossip’ and ‘tittle tattle’
He said: ‘The position is clearly that from time to time, Mrs Vardy and Miss Watt used the language of leaking. We say that in some cases that’s actually just loose language.
‘In reality, they’re gossiping. That’s a very different scenario than what’s been said against them.’
It comes as Rebekah blamed her publicist for selling stories about Coleen and admitted she regretted calling Coleen a ‘c**t’ and her husband Wayne a ‘sh*tehouse’ in abusive messages – but insisted her rival’s Wagatha Christie Instagram reveal was ‘misconceived’.
Mrs Vardy’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC said that his client is a victim – and now accepts the possibility that her friend and former agent Caroline Watt may have been the source of the leaks, declaring his client ‘does not know to this day what happened’ so is entitled to ‘substantial damages’ from Mrs Rooney.
Meanwhile, David Sherborne claimed he had proved that Rebekah had ‘regularly and frequently’ leaked information to The Sun about his client and others in her sphere. He said: ‘Just because she [Vardy] was not the one who pulled the trigger on occasion, it does not mean she was not responsible’.
Texts: Mr Tomlinson QC said conversations between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt spoke about ‘leaks’ in message exchanges but had been using ‘loose language’
Mr Sherborne also said the court ‘can and should conclude’ that the loss of WhatsApp messages between Rebekah Vardy and her publicist Caroline Watt was ‘the result of deliberate deletion’. ‘The loss of documents is substantial in this case,’ he said.
Mr Sherborne said these were deliberately deleted – despite claims from Vardy they were lost accidentally.
He described the case as a ‘deliberate trail of destruction’ and a ‘series of improbable events’.
Vardy’s suggestion that a ‘new phone’ was responsible for the loss of messages is ‘wholly unsupported by the evidence’ said Mr Sherborne, with no evidence a new device was used to log into Instagram.
‘If there was no new device, and the experts are agreed that there was not, then the only explanation is manual deletion,’ he added.
Criticised: Jamie Vardy (pictured with his wife on Wednesday) got a hammering in court for being willing to release a statement slamming Wayne Rooney – but not giving evidence
He said Rebekah deleted the messages to ‘cover up the collusion’ between her and Ms Watts, claiming they had been ‘corrupted’ during the exporting process.
‘She says the WhatsApp export was carried out on an old laptop which stopped working between October and December 2019 and no longer functions,’ says the lawyer.
When Coleen’s legal team asked to forensically examine the laptop they were told it had been ‘disposed of’ by Rebekah because it ‘had been damaged beyond repair’.
‘No explanation has been given for this deliberate destruction of evidence’, he said.
‘She could not recall when she actually destroyed the laptop but accepted it was after she had been told to preserve everything.’
Then, the fact Ms Watt’s phone was ‘dropped in the north sea’ during a trip to Scotland is ‘fishy enough’, Mr Sherborne said.
‘If Ms Watt’s phone had not been destroyed then the claimant’s messages (including all media files) would have been accessible. It was therefore necessary for both to be destroyed to properly cover up any wrongdoing and conceal discovery. RIP Ms Watts phone’.
He then pointed to the fact that the court had also not heard evidence from agent Caroline Watt who he alleged ‘clearly had repeated contact with these journalists’. Ms Watt had a ‘hand-in-glove’ relationship with Mrs Vardy, Mr Sherborne claimed, adding: ‘No Caroline Watt is like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark’.
Rebekah said in evidence that in her WhatsApp messages she had ‘used the word ‘leak’ where I probably shouldn’t use the word ‘leak’,’ .
Mr Sherborne said she had just ‘doubled down on her excuses’ in ‘another feat of linguistic gymnastics’.
He accused her of ‘deliberately lying’ and her contemporaneous messages should be given more weight than her oral evidence in the witness box.
Clashes: Jamie (sketched in court on Tuesday) accused Wayne of talking ‘nonsense’ about an alleged conversation about his wife’s conduct at Euro 2016