'Rooney girl' denies anything happened with footballer

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The 'Wayne Rooney girl', who has been at the centre of the footballer's drink driving scandal, has denied that anything happened between her and the former England star.

Earlier this month, Rooney was charged with drink driving after being arrested at the end of August, and with him at the time was Laura Simpson.

However, she has hit back at tabloid reports that she kissed the footballer, telling This Morning earlier today (September 14): "The things in the papers are very inaccurate.

"I obviously knew who he was. We ended up in the same area (in the nightclub). I don't know who's writing all of this. I've been out with footballers, yeah. It's not something I do.

"We fell into talking to each other. I'm not just attracted to footballers. Basically, we just got a cab. It was a bit of a whirlwind really. There was no conversation. We just ended up in my car after getting out of the cab."

She was then pressed by presenter Holly Willoughby as to whether it was right to get in a car with a married man.

"In my eyes, I did nothing wrong," Laura responded. "I was a couple of drinks down. That wasn't discussed as to what would happen. If I got in a car in a cab with you (Phillip Schofield), I don't think I would be all over the newspapers."

Schofield argued that it would be in the press, though the guest said: "If it was anybody else it wouldn't be an issue. It's been blown out of proportion what was about to happen, well apparently going to happen. We were driving down the road."

She also denied speaking to the press, continuing: "For one, I had a baggy T-shirt on. For two, I've not kissed and I've not cuddled him. I spoke to the newspaper after I spoke to Coleen [Rooney], to try and clear my name.

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"I feel like I've been thrown under the bus. Basically, I just asked her to give me a call. I told her everything I've told you. I told her nothing happened. I don't feel like I did anything wrong. It was on impulse, getting into the car... going home."

Laura also reaffirmed that she had done "nothing wrong" and that "regret is a strong word", adding: "Obviously, getting into a car is the only way it can be blown up to the big media storm it is. I can't see anything wrong with getting into a car personally. I do regret the damage it's causing but I don't feel I deserve everything I'm getting.

"I've got good friends with me. I'm dealing with it. It's more the online trolling thing that gets me. I don't know them, they don't know me, so let them crack on.

"I don't know him to feel anything about him really. I haven't got an opinion. I feel regretful for what's happened and what he's going to be going through.

"I don't think he deserves... I wouldn't do that to my partner."

This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.

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