Rebekah Vardy’s foul-mouthed WhatsApp messages read to Wagatha Christie trial: Reality TV star branded Wayne Rooney a ‘c***’ and said Coleen ‘should get over herself’ after being accused of leaking stories
Coleen, 36, accused Rebekah, 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the media in October 2019, after she said she carried out a months-long ‘sting operation’.
She publicly claimed Rebekah shared three fake stories she had posted on her personal Instagram with The Sun, a claim Rebekah vehemently denied – leading her to launch the costly libel action which finally reached trial today.
The messages show Rebekah and her agent, Caroline Watt, discussing Coleen’s bombshell claim.
JANUARY 2019: Ms Vardy texts Miss Watt and is said to have described Coleen as a ‘nasty b****… I’ve taken a big dislike to her! She thinks she’s amazing…Would love to leak those stories’
FEBRUARY 2019: Ms Watt and Ms Vardy realise Rooney has unfollowed them on Instagram. In a series of messages, Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie, 35, is said to have described Coleen as a ‘nasty b****’ and a ‘c***’, while Ms Watt brands the wife of former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney as ‘trash’ and ‘up her own ar**’
OCTOBER 2019: The pair discuss their response to Coleen’s now infamous Wagatha Christie claims. The text messages are said to show Rebekah describing Mrs Rooney as a ‘b***’ and a ‘c***’
Rebekah writes: ‘She thinks it’s me that’s been doing stories on her! Of all the people on her Instagram ffs!
‘That c*** needs to get over herself’ and added: ‘What a joke! All I’ve ever been is nice to her though! Even when Wayne was being a c***.’
In other messages, Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie, 35, is said to have viciously described Coleen as a ‘nasty b****’ and a ‘c***’, while Ms Watt brands the wife of former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney as ‘trash’ and ‘up her own ar**’.
Within the exchanges, which began in February 2019, Rebekah twice calls Coleen a ‘c***’ after she realises she was unfollowed on Instagram on February 6.
Rebekah later warns: ‘Not having her bad mouth me to anyone…if she’s doing that my god she will be sorry.’
A month earlier she had texted Ms Watt and is said to have described Coleen as a ‘nasty b****… I’ve taken a big dislike to her! She thinks she’s amazing… Would love to leak those stories.’
Rebekah with her agent, Ms Watt, who had been due to give evidence in the trial but was recently found to be ‘not fit’ to take part, also withdrawing her written evidence
Hugh Tomlinson, acting for Rebekah, said these were private conversations between two friends and ‘show that in private Mrs Vardy often uses strong language’, adding: ‘What those exchanges show was that Mrs Vardy was sometimes irritated by Mrs Rooney, rightly or wrongly.’
And commenting on a message in which Rebekah said she would ‘love to leak those stories’, he said: ‘They are not stories about Mrs Rooney.’
‘It’s accepted that on some occasions the leaking of stories was discussed between Mrs Vardy and Ms Watt,’ Mr Tomlinson said.
He added that ‘none of those discussions’, with one exception, related to any of the stories at the centre of the libel action.
Coleen Rooney, wife of Derby County manager Wayne Rooney, arrives with her husband at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this morning