Jeremy Vine: Joey Barton faces paying yet more damages after £75,000 defamation settlement

Joey Barton court case
Joey Barton has agreed a settlement with Jeremy Vine, but the case isn't closed according to the BBC presenter (Image credit: Danny Lawson)

Joey Barton has apologised and must pay at least £75,000 plus costs to Jeremy Vine after a High Court judge ruled that the former midfielder had posted defamatory comments about the broadcaster on social media.

Vine has indicated that is not the end of the matter, however, with the settlement reached only covering half of the messages that led him to sue the former Manchester City player.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.