Coleen Rooney will tell her side of Wagatha case as three-part documentary is confirmed
Coleen Rooney is set to spill all on the famous Wagatha Christie trial in a three part documentary series with Disney+, the streaming giant confirmed the news after reports they signed a multimillion pound deal
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Rebekah Vardy admits she ‘regrets’ taking Coleen to court
Coleen Rooney will tell her side of the Wagatha Christie investigation and court case in a new three part TV series for Disney+.
The streaming giants confirmed at the Edinburgh TV Festival they had won the exclusive rights to work with Coleen, 36, and have given the show the working title of Wagatha Christie.
Describing the project they wrote in an announcement: “The three-part series will take viewers from the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that ‘broke the Internet’ all the way to Coleen being a successful defendant in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases brought against her by Rebekah Vardy.
“In a story for our times, Wagatha Christie will reveal how fiercely determined and resilient Coleen had to be in order to protect her family from the challenges presented by the traditional and social media landscapes.”
Disney+ have confirmed they are making a three part documentary series on the Wagatha Christie trial
The documentary will also look at how Coleen has been in the public spotlight for two decades, having begun dating footballer husband Wayne when they were teenagers.
Dorothy St Pictures, a production company, has been filming with Rooney for the last two years, chronicling the journey of her legal battle with Vardy working alongside Lorton Entertainment to make a TV show.
Cameras even shadowed her during the High Court trial in May, but at this stage it had not been decided which channel or streaming platform would get to screen the results.
Rebekah Vardy effectively lost the libel case she brought against Coleen
The Mirror first broke the story last November that Coleen had signed a £1million deal with Lorton Entertainment to make the doc.
Lorton were previously responsible for the highly successful Amazon documentary about Wayne Rooney and have now agreed a contract with Disney+.
Coleen conducted a sting operation in 2019, accusing Vardy online of leaking private stories about her to The Sun. Mrs Vardy has always denied she passed information to the newspaper.
WAG Coleen is set to tell her side of the story in the three-part series
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In the High Court at the end of July Mrs Justice Steyn ruled Coleen’s accusation was “substantially true” and she effectively won the court battle of the wags.
The judge wrote of Vardy’s libel action: “The claim has been dismissed. The defendant succeeded in establishing that the essence of the libel was substantially true.”
In the case dubbed the ‘Wagatha Christie trial’ because of the way Coleen put false stories on her social media to prove Vardy was responsible for leaking information, the written judgement said that Coleen Rooney was ”an honest and reliable witness” when she gave evidence at the High Court in May.
The doc is being created by the same production company who made hubby Wayne’s show
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In her 76-page judgment, Mrs Justice Steyn said Vardy’s evidence was “manifestly inconsistent” with contemporaneous documentary evidence on “many occasions”.
The judge added: “I find that it is, unfortunately, necessary to treat Mrs Vardy’s evidence with very considerable caution.”
Mrs Justice Steyn also said there was “a degree of self-deception” on Rebekah Vardy’s part about her role in disclosing information.
Coleen’s new Disney+ documentary style show was announced at Edinburgh TV Festival alongside other unscripted projects featuring Hollywood stars and fashion icons.
Sean Doyle, Director of Unscripted Content, Disney+, EMEA, said: “Our aim was to find brilliant once-in-a-lifetime stories that showcase a wide range of subjects; and these latest projects truly deliver on that promise. We’re working with our elite creative partners on this slate, reflecting the UK’s status as an unscripted powerhouse and establishing Disney+ as a destination for unscripted titles.”
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