Rebekah Vardy says she was ‘framed’ in Wagatha Christie mystery
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Rebekah Vardy has claimed that she was 'framed' over the Wagatha Christie trial after losing the libel case against Coleen Rooney
It was the court case that captured the imagination of a nation after Coleen claimed that fellow WAG Rebekah had been leaking fake stories about her to the press.
Rooney claimed that someone had been sharing private stories she'd posted to her personal Instagram account with The Sun, and said she'd tracked down the culprit by blocking everyone except one person from viewing her private stories.
She then posted a bunch of fake stories to see if they ended up in the pages of the newspaper and it turned out that they had.
As we all know by now, the dramatic reveal that 'It's.......... Rebekah Vardy's account' as Coleen theatrically declared kicked off what soon became dubbed 'Wagatha Christie', probably the best name ever given to anything since Boaty McBoatface.
Vardy went on to sue Rooney for libel, lodging papers with the High Court claiming that she had suffered defamation as a result of the Wagatha Christie incident.
Her barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC, argued that Rooney had 'failed to produce any evidence' and suffered 'very serious harm to her reputation', while Coleen's barrister David Sherborne claimed Vardy had a 'habitual and established practice' of leaking information.
Vardy ended up losing that trial after a seven day battle at the Royal Courts of Justice, with Mrs Justice Steyn ruling that Coleen's claims were 'substantially true'.
She was ordered to pay 90 percent of Rooney's legal costs, amounting to around £800,000, while her total fees for the trial could climb as high as £1.5 million.
Now, however, Rebekah has given a new interview as part of a documentary on the Wagatha Christie scandal in which she claims she was 'framed' and that private stories are still being leaked.
She said: "I wonder, how easy would it be to potentially set someone up in a way that makes it look like that is the only person that has seen those posts?
"I just find it absolutely incredible to this day that she said no one else knew about this. The irony is that since I was removed as a follower, stories have been coming thick and fast about the Rooneys."
"If I had been selling stories, where are the messages saying 'give this to The Sun, make sure I get paid for this'. Where are they? There aren't any - because they don't exist."
The interview will appear in upcoming documentary Vardy vs Rooney: The Wagatha Trial for Discovery+.
Meanwhile, there's also a West End show about the Wagatha Christie scandal as well as a Channel 4 drama Vardy vs Rooney: A Courtroom Drama starring Michael Sheen as David Sherborne.
Disney+ have also said they're working on a three part documentary which will have 'exclusive access' to Coleen Rooney.