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Rebekah Vardy’s ‘Wagatha Christie’ texts DIVULGED: WAG branded contending Coleen Rooney a ‘c**t’ and ‘nasty bitch’ in WhatsApp chat with loyal PR and said she would ‘love to leak stories’ at center of £1m High Court action

Rebekah Vardy's 'Wagatha Christie' texts DIVULGED: WAG branded contending Coleen Rooney a 'c**t' and 'nasty bitch' in WhatsApp chat with loyal PR and said she would 'love to leak stories' at center of £1m High Court action

Rebekah Vardy’s ‘Wagatha Christie’ texts DIVULGED: WAG branded contending Coleen Rooney a ‘c**t’ and ‘nasty bitch’ in WhatsApp chat with loyal PR and said she would ‘love to leak stories’ at center of £1m High Court action

Court heard of incredible message in most recent round in the expensive legal battle between the two women
Lawyers for Ms Rooney are asking the High Court to order Ms Vardy to reveal all texts with her agent
A full trial is arranged for May and is anticipated to cost both women a combined £1 million in legal fees
Rebekah Vardy atrociously chronicled fellow WAG Coleen Rooney as a

‘c***’ and a ‘nasty bitch’

while disclosing she intended to leak stories concerning her in a series of heated WhatsApp exchanges with her agent, the High Court heard today.

The claims concerning the ridiculous messages featured in the newest round of the expensive legal battle between the two women following Ms Rooney accusation of Ms Vardy of leaking the stories to The Sun after a social media ‘sting operation’ she carried out to find the culprit, earning her the nickname

‘Wagatha Christie.’

Lawyers for Ms Rooney, 35, appeared at the High Court demanding a judge order full revelation of all communication between Ms Vardy, 39, and her agent Caroline Watt, who they argued worked together to leak the stories.

In one message between the two, it was alleged, Ms Vardy declared

‘It’s war’

following Ms Rooney publicly naming her as the source of the leaks in October 2019.

Amid another exchange following Ms Rooney involvement in a car crash and posted about it on Instagram, it is claimed Ms Vardy wrote in a Whats App message to Ms Watt:

‘She’s a nasty bitch x’ and added: ‘Would love to leak those stories.’

Ms Watt replied:

‘I would have tried to have done a story on Coleen nevertheless the proof has been deleted x,’

with Ms Vardy then passing on details concerning the post to her.

dy then passing on details about the post to her.

Rebekah Vardy shared this photo on her Instagram just before the court began hearing the case this morning. It showed a hat with a revealing slogan

Ms Vardy with her agent, Caroline Watt, at the National Television Awards

Rebekah Vardy shared this photo on her Instagram (left) just before the court began hearing the case this morning. It showed a hat with a revealing slogan. She is also pictured with her agent, Caroline Watt, at the National Television Awards (right)

In one message between Ms Vardy and her agent, it was claimed, Ms Vardy declared 'It's war' after Ms Rooney publicly named her as the source of the leaks in October 2019

The pair then discuss a story on The Sun about Ms Rooney crashing her car, with Ms Vardy referencing a tweet in which she claimed someone had leaked the story from her private Instagram

In one message between Ms Vardy and her agent, it was claimed, Ms Vardy declared

‘It’s war’

after Ms Rooney publicly named her as the source of the leaks in October 2019 (left). The pair then discuss a story on The Sun about Ms Rooney crashing her car, with Ms Vardy referencing a tweet (see message, right) in which she claimed someone had leaked the story from her private Instagram

Another exchange, the court heard, showed Ms Vardy complaining how Ms Rooney 'thinks it's me that's been doing stories on her'

Another exchange, the court heard, showed Ms Vardy complaining how Ms Rooney 'thinks it's me that's been doing stories on her'

 Another exchange, the court heard, showed Ms Vardy complaining how Ms Rooney

‘thinks it’s me that’s been doing stories on her’

The court heard that the two women then discussed leaking the story to The Sun with Ms Watt writing to Ms Vardy a few days later that a journalist from the newspaper is

‘trying to do a story on Coleen crashing her car but her PR won’t even reply. I’ve told him I’m 100% confident that it happened but don’t know how’.

‘She deffo did,’ Ms Vardy responded.

An article then appeared on January 25, 2019 about Ms Rooney being involved in a car crash, prompting her to take to Twitter where she fumed that

‘someone on my private Instagram…. is telling or selling stories to a certain newspaper.’

She added:

‘It’s sad to think someone who I have accepted to follow me is betraying me either for money or to keep a relationship with the press.’

In a subsequent Whats App exchange, the court heard, Ms Vardy messaged Ms Watt, saying:

‘U seen Coleen’s Twitter.’

Ms Watt replied:

‘Such a victim. Poor Coleen…. And it wasn’t someone she trusted. It was me.’

A tweet in January 2019 in which Ms Rooney complained one of her Instagram followers was leaking stories about her

A tweet in January 2019 in which Ms Rooney complained one of her Instagram followers was leaking stories about her

A few days later the two women discussed via Whats App a picture posted by Ms Rooney in her car which appeared to show one of her children not wearing a seat-belt.

Ms Watt warned her that because it was on Ms Rooney’s private Instagram,

‘we can’t do anything with it.’

She added:

‘She has taken it down now too.’

Ms Vardy fumed:

‘She’s such a d*** x.’

Another exchange, the court heard, showed Ms Vardy complaining how Ms Rooney

‘thinks it’s me that’s been doing stories on her’.

‘I know x’, Ms Watt replied.

‘That c*** needs to get over herself! X,’

wrote Ms Vardy, before adding:

‘Someone on her Instagram regularly sells stories on her though x.’

Ms Watt said:

‘Because she is private she can remove you as a follower and it stops you from seeing her page x.’

‘What a joke! All I’ve ever been is nice to her though! Even when Wayne was being a c*** x,’ Ms Vardy said.

David Sherbourne QC, representing Ms Rooney, read out transcripts of other messages in which Ms Vardy is said to abuse her.

In one, which the court heard was sent to Ms Watt after she discovered that Ms Rooney had unfollowed her, Ms Vardy wrote:

‘Omg… I just saw wow… what a c**t… I’m going to message her.’

After being advised by Ms Watt not to contact Ms Rooney immediately, Ms Vardy replied:

‘That c*** needs to get over herself. That’s falling out material.’

It is claimed the two women then discussed the ramifications of what would happen if Ms Rooney finds out for definite that she was involved in leaking stories about her and that the story on the car crash came from Ms Watt.

Ms Watt replied:

‘I don’t think anyone would. The [journalist] never would and I wouldn’t tell anyone but The Sun and you would think she’d message you if someone said your agent had done that surely.’

A message exchange between the two women from October 2019, following Ms Rooney’s post claiming Ms Vardy was responsible for leaking stories about her shows them discussing how they can explain the leaks.

Ms Watt tells Ms Vardy that if she ‘tries to say it was me’ she would claim that she had ‘left the company’ and that could blame an employee with access to her old laptop. Mr Sherbourne described this in court as the

‘fake user claim.’

Ms Vardy replies in a message:

‘Ok! Just don’t know how she ever would know that unless [the Sun journalist] has leaked it.’

Other WhatsApp messages between Ms Vardy and Ms Watt show them discussing a post from Ms Rooney in April 2019, in which she hinted that she was travelling to Mexico for gender selection.

It later emerged that this was a deliberately false post as part of her attempts to uncover who was behind the leaks.

Ms Rooney’s lawyers are also requesting that Ms Watt be added as an additional party to their claim that her private information was misused by Ms Vardy.

In a court document, Ms Rooney’s lawyers insisted that only excerpts of communication between Ms Vardy and Ms Watt have been provided, many of them heavily redacted and say that there has been a deliberate attempt not to hand everything.

Coleen Rooney (pictured leaving a pilates class yesterday morning) has asked the court to order that Mrs Vardy and her long-serving aide Caroline Watt disclose details of their private communications

Coleen Rooney (pictured leaving a Pilates class yesterday morning) has asked the court to order that Mrs Vardy and her long-serving aide Caroline Watt disclose details of their private communications

Ms Rooney’s lawyers maintain that seeing the redacted messages was a coincidence after they used an IT programme to read evidence they had been sent which exposed them.

But they argued that from what they have received so far, it proves their case but now all of the evidence must be handed over for the matter to be decided fairly.

Ms Rooney’s lawyers claimed that Ms Watt has not provided the mobile phone she used at the time for examination, insisting that she dropped it in the North Sea while on a family holiday just days after being ordered to hand it over by a High Court judge.

Ms Vardy has also insisted that all Whats App audio and images exchanged with Ms Watt were ‘accidentally lost’ not just from her phone but all backups as she was attempting to send them to her solicitors.

Ms Rooney’s lawyers are also demanding all communication between Ms Vardy and Ms Watt and a number of journalists at The Sun as well as full disclosure of any payments made to them by the newspaper.

At the same time, Ms Vardy’s legal team are also demanding full disclosure of communication between Ms Rooney and football agent Paul Stretford plus a number of other people who they maintain were involved in assisting or advising her over the ‘sting operation.’

The document submitted by Ms Rooney’s lawyers said: ‘From the outset, Mrs Vardy has always claimed that neither she nor Ms Watt were involved in the leaking of private information from Mrs Rooney’s Instagram account. The recent disclosure has shown that this is emphatically not the case.’

The feud between the two women erupted after Ms Rooney publicly claimed her fellow footballer’s wife shared fake stories she had posted on her personal Instagram with the paper.

She declared that she eventually narrowed down who could see them until they were only accessible to Ms Vardy, who denied the allegations and started libel proceedings against her.

A full trial is scheduled for May and is expected to cost both women a combined £1 million in legal fees.

Ms Rooney’s lawyers maintain that seeing the redacted messages was a coincidence after they used an IT programme to read evidence they had been sent which exposed them.

Former friends: Ms Vardy and Ms Rooney celebrate England's win against Wales at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in France (2016)

Former friends: Ms Vardy and Ms Rooney celebrate England’s win against Wales at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in France (2016)

Demanding that all communication evidence be handed over to them, Ms Rooney’s lawyers argued: ‘They plainly demonstrate that (a) Ms Watt was regularly accessing and monitoring Mrs Rooney’s Private Instagram Account using Mrs Vardy’s Private Instagram Account for the purpose, and Mrs Vardy was well aware and approved of this; (b) Mrs Vardy had a habitual pattern of leaking private information (about Mrs Rooney).’

The messages uncovered by Ms Rooney’s legal team were also said to challenge earlier denials by Ms Vardy that she did not help to orchestrate a picture of the two and other WAGS outside a St Peters burg restaurant during the 2018 World Cup that appeared in The Sun.

The court heard a message exchange between Ms Vardy and Ms Watt shows them coordinating the photo without the rest of the group being aware of it.

Ms Rooney’s legal team also claimed in court documents that full disclosure of evidence will also prove that Ms Vardy was the author of The Sun’s Secret Wag column and was also behind the leaking of sensitive information about one high profile England footballer who it was alleged in the newspaper article, had a secret love child.

This is not the first war of words between the pair. In 2019, Ms Vardy gave a blistering interview to the Daily Mail in which she said arguing with Ms Rooney was

‘as pointless as arguing with a pigeon’.

She also revealed the contents of their phone call just moments after Ms Rooney suggested she had been responsible for leaking stories.

Recalling the conversation, she said:

‘I said to her: ‘Coleen, what on earth have you done?”

‘It was not an easy phone call.

She said to me:

‘I’m not pointing the finger’

and I said:

‘You have just annihilated me in public and hung me out to dry. The whole world hates me!’

‘I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me.

She said:

‘You know, I always really liked you, which makes it harder.”

Asked if she argued with Ms Rooney, Ms Vardy replied:

‘That would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s*** in your hair.’

The hearing continues.

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