Rebekah Vardy has sensationally claimed she was “framed” during the Wagatha-Christie affair, months after she lost the high-profile court battle.
Ms Vardy took Coleen Rooney to court for defamation – and lost – after Ms Rooney claimed in October 2019 that Ms Vardy’s social media account leaked stories about her to the press.
In an interview for a new documentary that will explore both sides of the acrimonious court battle, she says, “I wonder how easy it would be to put someone up in a way that made it appear like that was the only person who saw it [leaked Instagram] posts?’
She added: “To this day I find it absolutely incredible that she said no one else knew about it.”
Rebekah Vardy has sensationally hinted she was “set up” during the Wagatha Christie affair
Rebekah Vardy (right) prepares to put the boot back in as she tells her side of the story on the Wagatha trial for a new docu-series
During the High Court trial, Ms Judge Steyn said in her judgment in July that it was “probable” that Ms Vardy’s agent, Caroline Watt, took “the direct act” of passing information to The Sun.
The judge said: “In my view, the evidence clearly shows that Ms Vardy was aware of, condoned and actively engaged in this conduct.”
Ms Vardy, 40, has been ordered to pay up to £1.5million for Ms Rooney’s legal fees after she lost the case.
But the wife of Leicester and England footballer Jamie continues to insist she was not to blame. And in the new documentary series Vardy vs Rooney: The Wagatha Trial, streaming on Discovery+ from Saturday, Ms Vardy also claims a mole is still leaking Rooney stories to The Sun – which she says also proves her innocence.
“The irony is that since I was removed as a follower, the stories about the Rooney’s have been surfacing en masse,” she said.
A friend of Ms Vardy’s told a story in The Sun earlier this year in which he suggested Wayne Rooney would have a “companion” when he was separated from Ms Rooney, 36, who works in the US, which Ms Vardy’s suspicion aroused.
Ms Vardy took Coleen Rooney to court for defamation – and lost – after Ms Rooney (pictured with husband Wayne in May) said in October 2019 that Vardy’s Instagram account was the source of stories shared with The Sun
Mother-of-five Mrs Vardy is in fighting shape in the documentary, giving an interview dressed head-to-toe in black leather.
At one point, she snaps, “I have zero tolerance for that cop****,” adding, “I just think the whole thing is freakin’ bizarre.”
She was on holiday in Dubai with her husband when Ms Rooney took to Twitter and Instagram to make the allegations about the leaks. Ms Vardy said: “At the time I was feeling physically ill. I think it must have been the biggest panic attack. I was totally shocked. What do you do next? That’s the million dollar question.
“I couldn’t understand why anyone would do something like that. Why would anyone do that when they know someone is vulnerable and what the impact will be. It’s going to cause a damn storm – a massive one – and it did.
She said being in court was a “surreal” experience. And citing a fake story about a flooded basement at Mrs Rooney’s new Cheshire mansion – which Mrs Rooney herself posted and used to link the leaks to Mrs Vardy’s account – she said: “The first time that I read about the flooded basement was online in the daily mail. I love how I’m blamed for this, unbelievable.
“If I was selling stories, where are the messages that say ‘Give that to The Sun’? ‘Make sure I get paid for this’. Where are they? There aren’t any – because there aren’t.’
Rebekah and Jamie Vardy arrive on day 6 of the defamation trial at the Royal Courts of Justice earlier this year
Ms Vardy said Ms Rooney’s legal team must have been “desperate” to bring up her kiss-and-tell story about Peter Andre.
She also reiterates the claim she doesn’t recall seeing a text message from Ms Watt in which the agent said about selling stories about Ms Rooney: “It was me.”
The High Court imposed a penalty charge for legal costs, ordering Ms Vardy to pay 90 per cent of Ms Rooney’s costs.
This was partly because crucial evidence had been destroyed after Ms Watt accidentally dropped her phone in the North Sea.
Rebekah Vardy was infamously snubbed by Coleen Rooney, the wife of another soccer player, as a serial leaker of private stories with the infamous “It’s…… Account post by Rebekah Vardy (pictured together at Euro 2016)
The documentary shows a text exchange between Ms Vardy and Ms Rooney that took place in the minutes after Ms Rooney made her first allegation against Ms Vardy online. Ms Vardy asks “wtf is that?” and Mrs. Rooney says, “You know what it is.” Ms Vardy then says, “I’ve never given anyone anything about you,” to which Ms Rooney replies, “It’s your Instagram.” Ms Vardy says, “I’m so disappointed you think I would do that. I’m seven months pregnant and you’re trying to screw me.”
A friend of Ms Rooney said yesterday: “The court ruling was absolutely clear on the facts of this case and also on the nature of the evidence Ms Vardy presented.”
Wagatha Christie timeline: How the war between Coleen and Rebekah unfolded
September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun publishes a series of fake articles about Coleen, which she claims she only told Vardy in a “stab” operation, including that she traveled to Mexico to study the treatment of “sex selection” babies deal with her plan to revive her television career and the flooding of her basement.
October 9, 2019 – Coleen takes to social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her private Instagram account to the tabloids. It urges #WagathaChristie to start trending.
February 13, 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the argument caused her severe anxiety attacks and “landed her in the hospital three times”.
June 23, 2020 – It turns out that Rebekah has filed a defamation case against Coleen.
19-20 November 2020 – The libel fight has its first hearing at the High Court in London. A judge rules that Coleen’s October 2019 submission “clearly identified” Rebekah as “guilty of a serious and consequential breach of trust.”
Mr Justice Warby concludes that the “natural and ordinary” meaning of the posts was that Rebekah “had regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun about Coleen’s private posts.” and stories informed”.
8th-9th February 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers claim concern her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.
Coleen’s lawyers are seeking more information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told Ms Watt’s phone fell in the North Sea after a boat she was on crashed into a wave before extracting more information from it could become.
14th of February – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court case against Ms Watt for misuse of private information to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court judge, Ms Justice Steyn, says the offer was made too late and earlier opportunities to pursue the claim were missed.
April 13th – Ms Watt is unable to testify orally in the forthcoming defamation trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for a further hearing.
From May 10th – The process has started
29th of July – Rebekah Vardy lost her libel case against Coleen Rooney, the judge ruling that Ms Rooney’s allegation was “essentially true”.
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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