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Imogen Thomas vindicated as Ryan Giggs blackmail claims dropped: Pictures

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Imogen Thomas has revealed that accusations of her blackmailing Ryan Giggs have been dropped.

Prior to Lib Dem MP John Hemming revealing the Manchester United footballer's identity, Thomas had insisted that she had not attempted to blackmail her lover, despite claims that she had demanded a cash sum to keep quiet about their affair.

Imogen Thomas at the Royal Courts of Justice

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Writing on Twitter this morning, Thomas confirmed that she was returning to court, describing it as a "big relief". Several hours later, the Welsh model tweeted a picture of her "court statement", adding: "I am so relieved. Thank u for the support (sic)."

Text from the document (pictured below) reads: "In these circumstances, CTB accepts that there is no basis to accuse Ms Thomas of blackmail. He also accepts that her conduct in the period leading up to the publication of The Sun article was motivated by a desire to avoid the publication of private information.

"CTB and Ms Thomas have now resolved matters between them. Ms Thomas did not want to disclose private information concerning CTB. That remains her position now that the record has been set straight."

Imogen Thomas Twitter court document

© Twitter



Speaking outside court, Thomas told reporters: "To suddenly have to defend my character because of this legal process has been extremely upsetting and stressful. I'm just relieved that the parties and the court now accept that I'm no blackmailer. I have been vindicated and that's all I wanted."

She concluded: "I have nothing to add - it's all behind me now."

Imogen Thomas at the Royal Courts of Justice

© Rex Features / Tony Kyriacou



Her lawyer David Price told the court: "The Sun has now made it clear that Ms Thomas was not responsible for the article."

Judge Mr Justice Eady, who granted the original injunction to Giggs in April, added: ''There is no longer any point in maintaining the anonymity.''

Speaking in May, the Big Brother star said that she had "never fought" against the injunction: "Simply because I wanted to protect him and his family and that is the reason why I didn't fight it. That's why I've not given my statement yet. No-one's heard my side of the story yet."

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