FAMILY FEUD Judge slams Irish Rebekah Vardy for ‘washing’ her ‘dirty laundry in public’ on social media platforms
A JUDGE told a Co Clare woman, “Who do you think you are?” Ms. Vardy and Ms. Who?”
At the Family Law Court in Ennis, Co Clare, Judge Mary Larkin referenced the recent libel trial involving Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney in the High Court in London after hearing that the woman was tweeting ‘disgraceful’ things about her ex-partner.
Mairead Doyle, the man’s lawyer, said the woman “digs at my client on Twitter.”
Ms. Doyle said the woman “frequently tweets about my client.”
Ms. Doyle asked the woman to swear not to tweet about her ex-partner or Family Law proceedings.
Doyle called the woman’s tweets “stupid and disgraceful.”
Ann Walsh, the woman’s attorney, told Judge Larkin that her client “is somewhat naive when it comes to the use of Twitter.” The judge agreed with this assessment.
Ms. Walsh stated that the Twitter account in question was a private one.
Judge Larkin referred to the tweets as “garbage” after being presented with a printout of a selection of the tweets from the case.
The tweet that Judge Larkin read aloud from the woman’s account stated, “Only takes one arsehole to ruin your evening.”
Ms. Doyle said that because of the tweets, people ask her client’s family, “What kind of a Dad is he?”
Insult-filled Judge Larkin asked the woman in the Vardy-Rooney case, “Who do you think you are?” Ms. Vardy and Ms. Other?
“Aren’t we sick of that?” she asked. “Public laundries?”
Ms. Doyle said the woman “needs to know the consequences”
Judge Larkin warned the woman that if she violated her court order, she could be jailed for contempt of court. I hope not.”
The woman apologized for tweeting about upcoming family law proceedings the night before court.
The woman apologized, saying, “I shouldn’t have.” I needed to vent about the case.
Judge Larkin: “Stop it.” It’s horrible. If I hear it again, I’ll grant your ex-partner custody.
The comment made by Judge Larkin was as follows: “God is with the days when people wrote their thoughts down in a diary. You don’t broadcast it.”
“Everything you write online can be shown to your child”
Judge Larkin extended the woman’s sworn promise not to mention her ex-partner and family law proceedings on Twitter to Facebook and Instagram.