The High Court has been told that Rebekah Vardy was left with no choice but to bring her libel case against Coleen Rooney.
The court battle between the two footballers' wives stems from 2019.
Mrs Rooney was nicknamed "Wagatha Christie" after she insisted that fake stories she had planted that were then leaked to The Sun could only have been accessed via Mrs Vardy's Instagram account.
SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: www.youtube.com/skynews
For more content go to news.sky.com and download our apps:
Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí www.youtube.com/channel/skynewsespanol
Sky News videos are also available in German here/Hier können Sie außerdem Sky News-Videos auf Deutsch finden: www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYg31l2xrF-Bj859nsOfnA
To enquire about licensing Sky News content, you can find more information here: news.sky.com/info/library-sales