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Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy: Highlights from day four of Wagatha Christie as Rooney steps into the stands

Coleen Rooney took the stand against her for the first time in Rebekah Vardy’s defamation trial on Friday, telling the High Court that her infamous “Wagatha Christie” post was “my last resort”.

The mother-of-four also opened up about the struggles in her marriage to former England soccer star Wayne Rooney.

Recalling their difficulties in 2017, she said, “I didn’t know how my marriage was going to work, if I was going to move on with my relationship. We had to try to work things out.”

Ms Rooney said she “cried every night” during the time the family lived in Washington DC. She claimed that the content of her viral post accused Ms Vardy of leaking her private information to her The sun newspaper, agreed.

In a written statement to the court, Ms Rooney said: “I have always felt confident that what I posted on October 9, 2019 was true.”

She also said she kept her plan to catch the treat completely secret.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I have never mentioned or spoken to anyone about this plan or the content of the covert operation.

“No one knew exactly what was going on but me. It killed me not telling anyone, but I made it,” she said in a statement.

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Here are the top moments from day four of the trial:

Coleen Rooney opened up about her marital troubles with Wayne in 2017

Coleen Rooney told the High Court she was in a “vulnerable position” when a story about her marriage to Wayne Rooney – which she believes leaked from her private Instagram – hit the press.

She spoke about a story in The sun about the former England captain being welcomed back into the family bed.

“There was a situation in my relationship with my husband. It was my husband’s misconduct. I was in a vulnerable position,” Ms. Rooney said.

Coleen Rooney testifies

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Mr Rooney was arrested for drunk driving in 2017. Ms Rooney said she spent a lot of time with her parents at the time.

Ms Rooney added: “I didn’t know how my marriage was going to work, whether I was going to move on with my relationship. We had to try to work things out.”

She also shared about her time in Washington DC. She said while living there, “I cried every night. I couldn’t even Facetime my parents.”

Ms Rooney said her post “Wagatha Christie” was “my last resort”.

Discussing why she posted the infamous message, Ms Rooney said: “I wasn’t trying to achieve anything. What I wanted was to stop the person my private information was leaked to The sun.”

In relation to The sunIn her stories, she said, “It didn’t stop and that was my last resort.”

Ms Rooney said: “I was surprised myself by the level of interest [the post] caused.”

Ms Rooney said it was never her intention for Ms Vardy to be trolled on social media.

“It wasn’t my intention at all, not at all. It’s not in my nature to cause abuse or trauma in any way,” she said.

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Rebekah Vardy says in court she felt “bullied and manipulated” on the witness stand

Rebekah Vardy told the High Court she felt “bullied and intimidated” as a witness in the defamation trial of Ms Rooney, the wife of a fellow footballer.

At the end of her testimony on Friday morning, Ms Vardy said in a shaky voice: “I did nothing wrong and I wanted to clear my name and I wanted it not just for me but for my family and my children.”

Her lawyer, Hugh Tomlinson, asked Ms Vardy: “How do you find the process of answering questions in this court?”

The model, who is married to Premier League footballer Jamie Vardy, replied: “Exhausting, intimidating, I feel built and manipulated.”

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Ms Vardy’s message with an agent about Ms Rooney’s late sister “made me sick,” Ms Rooney said

Ms Rooney said in a written statement submitted to the High Court that a message between Ms Vardy and her agent making reference to her late sister “sickened me” when it was published.

Ms Rooney wrote in her testimony: “While they were discussing her texting me to cover her tracks, Becky said to Caroline Watt, ‘Maybe I should say something about Rosie.’

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“Rosie is referring to my sister who had Rett Syndrome and died in 2013 at the age of just 14.

“The mere fact that Becky would suggest using Rosie’s name in a conversation with me to divert me from suspecting Becky as the person responsible for my private information being leaked to her The sun is really low and sad.

“I was really blown away when I read that message from Becky to Caroline.”

Rebekah Vardy says she apologized to Peter Andre over chipolata allegation

Rebekah Vardy said she privately messaged Peter Andre and his wife to apologize for an interview in which she spoke about the size of Mr Andre’s manhood and compared it to a chipolata.

Ms Vardy was asked about a 2004 interview which was captioned: “Peter hangs like a little chipolata, shaved, sloppy, lasts five minutes.”

She said she sent Andre and his wife “personal messages” a few years ago to address the comments News from all over the world Article.

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Ms Vardy said she regretted the interview and these comments.

She also claimed that it had “a lot of stuff in it that didn’t come out of my mouth that was misrepresented.”

“It’s one of my biggest regrets,” the model said in court on Friday, adding that she was “very young” at the time.

The process goes on.

Additional reporting from the Press Association

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