Details of the libel suit filed by Rebekah Vardy (above) against her fellow WAG (footballer’s wife) and one time Instagram “close friend” Coleen Rooney have been revealed. In her suit, Rebekah claims to know exactly who was really responsible for selling Coleen’s personal information to The Sun and insists, as she has all along, that it wasn’t her.
It’s…………. Coleen Rooney herself!
As you may recall, last year Coleen earned the nickname of “Wagatha Christie” when she set up a sting operation in an attempt to root out who of her Instagram followers was allegedly selling her private information to The Sun. Coleen suspected fellow WAG Rebekah was the culprit. Coleen hid her IG stories from her other followers and planted fake stories about herself and waited to see if they would get published. They were, so in 2019’s most dramatic reveal, she announced her findings for all the world to see. Rebekah, who has maintained her innocence throughout, claimed that the stress of being falsely accused in the public sphere posed a threat to the health of her (then) unborn child as she was HEAVILY PREGNANT at the time. Child safely de-wombed, Rebekah is ready for battle. According to The Daily Mail:
Rebekah Vardy has revealed her ‘extreme anguish’ about being exposed ‘to public ridicule and contempt’ by Coleen Rooney in the so-called Wagatha Christie case.
The wife of Leicester City and England footballer Jamie Vardy told in a bombshell legal document how she had been left suicidal by the accusation that she had leaked stories about Coleen and her family.
She also claims in the document drawn up for her libel battle against Coleen that the stress of the scandal had left her fearful of losing her unborn baby and suffering panic attacks that made her too scared to leave her home.
In an astonishing claim, Rebekah complains of being made a ‘scapegoat’ by Wayne Rooney‘s wife seeking to blame her for stories appearing when in the past Coleen had approved of her friends leaking gossip about her.
The document says Rebekah believes she ‘has deliberately been made a scape goat (sic) by the Defendant (Coleen) for past ‘leaked’ stories.’
Rebea ( I refuse to type that K or H again. I won’t do it!) claims that previous stories The Sun published about Coleen have come from other friends of hers, sometimes with Coleen’s approval. The suit cites Meghan and Harry foe Dan Wootton who said during a radio appearance last year that Coleen had “manipulated the media to tell stories about her own life.”
Wootton added that he had ‘written many, many stories’ about her marriage and ‘lots of other things around the Rooneys’ that had come directly from friends of Coleen including some told ‘with her (Coleen’s) approval’, says the document
He went on to say on talkRADIO that nothing had ever come from ‘any of the Vardys’, it adds.
Back when this first went down, Rebea said she had hired a cyber technology expert to prove her innocence. There’s no mention of that in the suit, but it does cite internet research claiming that on the day the scandal broke, her name was a more popular search term than “Brexit” and “Boris Johnson” on Google in the UK. Call it a delicious humble brag, or call it proof of “widespread damage to her reputation” as Rebea does. Totally up to you.
The suit also details the terrible death threats, insults, and harassment she received, claiming it made her feel suicidal, afraid to leave her house, and fearful that she would go into early labor. That part is no fun, but her asking for “an ‘unlimited’ sum in ‘aggravated damages’ for libel in respect of words published or caused to be published by Coleen on her Instagram and Twitter accounts” is. The best part, Coleen’s post is still up on her page!
All this has prompted me to retrieve my quill and ink to send a missive to my husband as I do my part from the front line. We may be here for a while yet.
My Dearest —The WAG Wars have been raging since October last. As I stare into the distance, I am unable to ascertain whether anything has been gained or not. O how I long for this war to never end. How I long for continued drama betwixt Rebekah and Coleen. My Dear, tho tis hard to see the mighty trolls trampling the fun beneath their merciless feet with their threats of death, I take comfort in the shade of it all. Yours everloving, Mieka