l'affaire Vardy, a/k/a WAGatha Christie

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Sunny von Bulow
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Seeing this thread resurface, I forgot that I had started it and I'm appalled that I tagged George Best as English. I know he's not.

And I'm pained that I might have given the impression that I'm a Unionist. I am not.

So I completely fucked this up.

Back to your regularly scheduled celebrity shenanigans.
 

InstaFace

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Who will it be then, the Wagatha Queen?
Rebekah, d’you reckon, or maybe Coleen?
Who’ll be the winner, and who will have lost?
What of a friendship now covered in frost?
The doors of the courtroom are shut with a clank,
And the lawyers they laugh all the way to the bank.

(source)
 

the1andonly3003

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Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial – extremely funny, but a missed opportunity? - The Athletic

But what exactly are we laughing at? Are we laughing at the hubris of Vardy, a working-class woman who reached too far and paid a heavy price? Are we laughing at the incongruity of two working-class women battling each other in the highest of courts over something as banal as telling tales?
Oh no. Are we just laughing at working-class women?
So who is organizing this field trip? Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial (wagathaplay.com)