‘There would be outrage if a man said this about a woman’: Emotional Peter Andre says he feels ‘vulnerable’ after the size of his manhood was dragged into Vardy court case as he apologises to wife and children for furore
He has managed to see the funny side after the size of his manhood was dragged into the Wagatha Christie court case after Rebekah Vardy compared it to a ‘chipolata.’
And on Thursday, Peter Andre, 49, took to Instagram to say that despite his positive stance, there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy.
He captioned a new video: ‘Here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion.
‘There would be outrage if a man said this about a woman’: Peter Andre, 49, said he feels ‘vulnerable’ after the size of his manhood was dragged into the Rebekah Vardy court case on Instagram on Thursday
‘Just a couple of things first. Sorry to Emily and the children that have had to see and hear some not very nice things…
You all know I like to take the p*** out of myself but maybe I felt a bit vulnerable this morning. Love from an Aussie Brit Greek.’
In the video itself, he said: ‘Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven’t had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, whatever, I’m just going to put it out.
Defending herself: Rebekah Vardy told London’s High Court that she regretted comparing his private member to a ‘chipolata’ in a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview – pictured on Tuesday
Social media: The star took to Instagram to say that despite his positive stance, there would outrage if a man had made a similar slur about a woman’s anatomy
Clearing things up: In the video itself, he said: ‘Hi everyone. Seeing as I haven’t had much of a say in this, and just let everyone have a laugh and whatever, whatever, I’m just going to put it out
’15 years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say.’
‘Okay yes, now, [Vardy] gone to court and admitted that the story was made up, and she did that because her ex-husband forced her to do it.
‘Fair enough, but put that all aside and just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don’t know – you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering.
He captioned a new video: ‘Here I was this morning sat in my robe feeling like I had to say something. Feel free to come to your own conclusion
His say: ’15 years this has been going on and I kept quiet and I didn’t say anything, and I let everyone have their laugh and I let everyone say what they wanted to say’
‘There would be outrage, there would absolute outrage. But because it’s been said about me, its been the butt of all jokes, I’ve took it for 15 years.’ [sic].
He continued: ‘You know some of you are gonna go, “oh get over it, don’t say anything whatever”. You’ve got to understand, what’s even worse is it’s brought up in a High Court, and the lawyer is bringing it up… and it’s brought up again. And the only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me.
‘And I just I’ll be laughing about it for a while, but think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that’s all I’m saying.
He continued: ‘Just think how it feels that if a man, or if I had said this, about her anatomy, or a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, and made up something, whatever, I don’t know – you can use your imagination of saying something very unflattering’
Mental health: We talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and about all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change. So you know, there you go,’ he concluded
‘Okay yes, I think we all know now it’s just a made-up story fine, fine, fine. But it’s a little bit more serious than that. And I think it’s not fair that something like this can happen again and again and again and we talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and about all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change. So you know, there you go.’
Peter had a smile on his face on Wednesday night as he stepped out and looked in good spirits while leaving London’s Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical.
He cut a casual figure in a white Hoodrich hoodie and white sports cap and teamed his low-key ensemble with a pair of dazzling white trainers, while he stored his essentials in a black rucksack slung over his shoulder.
Peter had a smile on his face on Wednesday night as he stepped out and looked in good spirits while leaving London ‘s Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical
Keep smiling: The Mysterious Girl hitmaker, 49, looked in good spirits while leaving London’s Dominion Theatre following his performance in Grease: The Musical
Peter had taken to social media to hit back at Vardy’s comments, after she told London’s High Court that she regretted comparing his private member to a ‘chipolata’ in a kiss-and-tell newspaper interview.
Vardy said she had been ‘forced’ to take part in the 2004 News Of The World article by her ex-husband.
Vardy was being cross examined by Mrs Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborne, when he asked her if she respected people’s privacy, to which she replied: ‘Yes, I do.’
Outfit: Peter cut a casual figure in a white Hoodrich hoodie and white sports cap
Style: The hunk teamed his low-key ensemble with a pair of dazzling white trainers, while he stored his essentials in a black rucksack slung over his shoulder
What drama? Peter brushed aside the furore surrounding Rebekah’s comments about his member amid her ongoing trial against Coleen
He then asked her questions about an interview she gave to the News Of The World about her claimed sexual encounter with singer Peter Andre.
Sherborne showed what appeared to an A3 print out of the article to Rebekah in the witness box before reading the headline: ‘Peter’s hung like a small chipolata, shaved, slobbery, lasts five minutes’.
The barrister read excerpts from the article, in which it was claimed Andre had managed ‘just five minutes of sex with Rebekah’ and in which she said he had ‘the smallest trouser equipment I’ve ever seen’ that was like a ‘miniature chipolata’.
Sherborne suggested to Rebekah that the News Of The World was the ‘highest circulating newspaper at the time’, read by some four million people, and asked her whether it was ‘respectful’ of Peter’s ‘right not to share this information’.
Time to go: Peter carried his phone in his hand
Low-key: The star kept things casual as he headed home from the theatre after hitting back at Vardy’s comments
Peter insisted his ‘acorn’ turned into an ‘oak’ when he might light of the situation – pictured on I’m A Celeb with ex wife Katie Price – who branded it an ‘acorn’ (pictured in 2004)
She replied: ‘I was forced into a situation by my ex-husband to do this. It is something that I deeply regret… It is not nice to read and I understand why this is being used and to me this is mudslinging and I was also threatened with mudslinging by Rooney’s team.’
Asked the question again by Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne, Vardy said: ‘The circumstances around it were completely different.’
She later said she did not ask Andre for his permission or tell him it was going to happen in advance.
Peter wrote on Instagram: ‘Do you know how hard it is to keep biting my lip on situations? ‘But the way I look at it, most people saw in the jungle how an acorn turned into an oak so I think I’m ok’
Sherborne asked: ‘Did you feel particularly strongly about the size of his manhood that it should be made public?’
Vardy replied: ‘It was something that I was forced to say.’
At the start of proceedings, Rebekah, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy walked across the courtroom and passed within inches of Coleen, 36, and her Derby County manager Wayne, who both glanced in her direction for the first time all day.
Rebekah then took to the stand and swore on the Bible before being quizzed by Coleen’s barrister Mr Sherborne.
The WAGs have been at war since October 2019 after Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life, before claiming she had uncovered the culprit after carrying out a social media ‘sting operation’.
At odds: The highly-anticipated libel trial between Coleen Rooney (pictured leaving court with her husband Wayne) and Vardy began in London’s High Court on Tuesday
Coleen publicly claimed three fake stories she had posted on her personal Instagram which ended up in The Sun had come from Rebekah’s own account, a claim Rebekah vehemently denied – leading her to launch the costly libel action which finally reached trial today.
On Tuesday, Rebekah repeatedly denied leaking information to newspapers in the first few minutes of her cross-examination by Mrs Rooney’s barrister.
Rebekah told how she was on holiday in Dubai on October 9, 2019 when she saw Coleen’s post accusing her of leaking stories from a private Instagram.
In a written statement, she said: ‘I felt extremely paranoid and like everyone in the beach club was looking at me. I thought I was going to pass out and Jamie decided we needed to leave straight away.
‘I do not fully remember the journey back to the hotel because I was almost hyperventilating. I knew that I had not done anything wrong.
‘I had not leaked those stories and I did not even know what posts I was supposed to have leaked.’
Rebekah, who was seven months pregnant at the time, continued: ‘I started getting really bad pains in my stomach when we got back to the hotel.
‘They were contraction type pains and I panicked that the baby was in danger. I made myself calm down and tried to think clearly. The first thing I did was ring my eldest daughter’s school.’
‘She was 13 years old then and children that age can be really cruel to each other. I needed to make the school aware of the situation so that they could try to protect her from bullying by the other children.’
‘All I cared about at that point was protecting my children. I knew that there must have been a mistake.’
She added: ‘I could not believe that Coleen had not called me before posting this accusation to the world.’
Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s long-running, vicious war unfolded before the eyes of the world
September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun runs a number of articles about Coleen, including that she travelled to Mexico to look into baby ‘gender selection’ treatment, her plan to revive her TV career and the flooding of her basement.
October 9, 2019 – Coleen uses social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her private Instagram account to the tabloids.
Coleen says she spent five months attempting to work out who was sharing information about her and her family based on posts she had made on her personal social media page.
After sharing a series of ‘false’ stories and using a process of elimination, Coleen claims they were viewed by one Instagram account, belonging to Rebekah.
Rebekah, then pregnant with her fifth child, denies the allegations and says various people had access to her Instagram over the years.
She claims to be ‘so upset’ by Coleen’s accusation, later adding: ‘I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me.’
The public dispute makes headlines around the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.
How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press in an Instagram post (above)
Shortly after Coleen’s public accusation, Rebekah – who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time – denied any involvement (above)
February 13, 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute caused her to have severe anxiety attacks and she ‘ended up in hospital three times’. Coleen says in a statement that she does not want to ‘engage in further public debate’.
June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings against Coleen.
Rebekah’s lawyers allege she ‘suffered extreme distress, hurt, anxiety and embarrassment as a result of the publication of the post and the events which followed’.
November 19-20, 2020 – The libel battle has its first High Court hearing in London. A judge rules that Coleen’s October 2019 post ‘clearly identified’ Rebekah as being ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.
Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘natural and ordinary’ meaning of the posts was that Rebekah had ‘regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of Coleen’s private posts and stories’.
February 8-9, 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers allege were about her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.
The court is told Rebekah was not referring to Coleen when she called someone a ‘nasty bitch’ in one exchange with Ms Watt.
Coleen’s lawyers seek further information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told that Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on hit a wave, before further information could be extracted from it.
February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court claim against Ms Watt for misuse of private information to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was brought too late and previous opportunities to make the claim had not been taken.
April 13 – Ms Watt is not fit to give oral evidence at the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for another hearing.
The agent revokes permission for her witness statement to be used, and withdraws her waiver which would have allowed Sun journalists to say whether she was a source of the allegedly leaked stories.
April 29 – Rebekah ‘appears to accept’ that her agent was the source of allegedly leaked stories, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne tells the High Court. He argues that a new witness statement submitted by Rebekah suggests Ms Watt was the source but Rebekah claims she ‘did not authorise or condone her’.
Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson says the statement did not contain ‘any change whatever in the pleaded case’, with her legal team having no communication with Ms Watt.
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