Insiders revealed LEICESTER City star Jamie Vardy was dragged into the row of his wife Wagatha Christie after “handing over the phone to Coleen Rooney”.
Attorneys have requested the release of all correspondence between Rebekah, 39, and seven close contacts in the latest phase of their explosive Supreme Court battle.
One contact was Caroline Watt, a representative for Rebekah, who Coleen’s attorney claimed was a “direct leak” of her fake Instagram private stories – although Vardy’s wife was “behind the scenes”. it.
The Wags are locked in a court battle after Coleen, 35, believed to be Rebekah, 39, revealed the story to the press.
She insisted the fake stories were only seen by Rebekah’s Instagram in a dramatic Twitter post – which sensationally ended with: “It’s ……… Rebekah Vardy’s account “.
Rebekah, 39, vehemently denies the claims – and is suing Coleen for defamation.
Coleen previously accused Rebekah of “encouraging” her agent Mis Watt to reveal stories about her.
Coleen’s attorney David Sherborne told the hearing yesterday: “She could afford to leak the stories because she had access to Mrs. Rooney’s personal Instagram account and encouraged Mrs. Watt. [share them].
“Mrs. Vardy knows perfectly well what she [Ms Watt] did and stood behind it and encouraged it. “
Explosive messages between Rebekah and Ms Watt show the pair discussing a post on Coleen’s personal Instagram where her car was damaged.
Rebekah told Watt that she “would love to reveal x stories”.
Days after a story was posted, Coleen posted a tweet saying it was “sad” that a follower had “betrayed” her.
According to the written submission, while discussing the tweet in a private WhatsApp chat, Ms Watt told Rebekah: “It’s not someone she trusts.
“It’s me.” The message is accompanied by a smiley emoticon.
Mr Sherborne said in written arguments that this “obviously caused no surprise, contradiction or criticism from Ms Vardy, who was well aware of and approved of this leak”.
Speaking at London High Court today, the lawyer said: “We allege that Ms. Watt is the direct leaker of the information – who actively sought out personal information, checked whether the information was correct or not. whether that information is in the public domain and leaked.”
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He added: “Clearly the WhatsApp disclosure allowed us to confirm that she was the actual revealer and handler. [of the information]. “
Coleen claims that Ms. Watt sold her stories on Becky’s orders.
Watt’s attorneys do not want her to be a party to the smear action, and have made a “commitment” that she will not release any personal information in the future.
But Mr Sherborne said: “This commitment has been greatly undermined by her refusal to acknowledge that she did it in the first place.
“Ms Watt also said that the information she is alleged to have leaked is in the public domain and is therefore not private information anyway.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court tried Rebekah for Coleen as a “person who needs to get over herself” for accusing her of leaking stories.
In a series of messages, Rebekah also referred to her old friend as “an annoying bad guy” and “such a bad guy” in a long-running feud dating back to 2019.
Rebekah’s attorney Hugh Tomlinson QC revealed a series of WhatsApp messages sent at the time he said “demonstrated that she was not responsible for the leak of personal information”.
He said: “Such messages include Ms Vardy’s shocked reaction when she first discovered that Ms Rooney suspected she had leaked the stories.”
In one of the messages, Rebekah wrote: “Someone on her Instagram regularly sells stories about her. Bet it’s their PR ploy again, it has to be.”
In another brutal takedown, she added: “I really can’t see anyone becoming a *charmist selling her stories.”
But Sherborne later claimed Rebekah had a “hatred” with Coleen.
He said this showed “a clear motive for Ms Vardy to disclose private information about Ms Rooney, with repeatedly defaming her in a manner that was clearly appropriate and related to the desire to disclose the information”. private about her”.
In other WhatsApp messages shown in written posts, Ms Vardy referred to Ms Rooney as a “nasty villain” and “advertising as such”.
Mr. Sherborne also claimed that important messages were not included in the exchange filed by Rebekah and her agent in court.
He said they could not be found because Ms Watt apparently “dropped her phone” during a boat trip last August.
Rebekah’s lawyer Tomlinson QC said the dismissed charges had caused “great damage and suffering” to her.
It has been reported that Fees for the legal battle between old friends Coleen and Rebekah will run up to £1m.
She said at the time: “It was hard to keep it to myself and not make any comment, especially when the stories were leaked, however I had to.
“Now I know for sure which account/individual it came from.
“It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
Rebekah, who was heavily pregnant at the time Coleen was charged, denied the allegations and insisted she made nothing from selling the stories to the press.
She replied, “As I just told you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought so. I never told anyone about you because many journalists have asked me over the years if can verify.
“If you think this is happening, you could have told me and I could have changed my password to see if it would stop. For years many people have visited my Insta and just this week I found myself following people I didn’t know and never followed myself. “
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