Rebekah Vardy reveals what she really said to Coleen Rooney after THAT Wagatha Christie post
Rebekah Vardy breaks down in tears as she speaks out about the Wagatha Christie trial and her arch nemesis Coleen Rooney
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Rebekah Vardy in tears in first interview after Wagatha Christie trial
The WAG, 40, said she bluntly asked her arch rival, 36, “what the f**k is this?” over the phone after Rooney, 36, publicly accused her Instagram account of leaking stories to the press.
In a bid to restore her tattered reputation, the WAG, 40, speaks out in an interview for the first time since Mrs Justice Steyn ruled in Coleen Rooney’s favour in the blockbuster £3million Wagatha Christie libel battle.
Rebekah said she while the legal fees were expensive, she felt she “didn’t have a choice” but to take Coleen to court in a desperate bid to clear her name.
Vardy told The Sun: “I would do it all again tomorrow if I had to, because I am innocent. I have no regrets.”
In a bid to restore her tattered reputation, the WAG, 40, speaks out on camera for the first time
A heavily pregnant Rebekah was on holiday with her family in Dubai when super sleuth Coleen posted her now famous “It’s….. Rebekah Vardy’s account” back in 2019.
Reflecting on her shock at seeing the accusations, the former I’m A Celeb star recalled to the publication: “All of a sudden my phone imploded. I had a missed call from a withheld number, but then she (Coleen) messaged me and said: ‘I’ve been trying to call you’.
“I picked up the phone and called her and basically said, ‘What the f*** is this?’ Her response was quite rude, quite harsh, and she basically just said, ‘You know what this is’.”
After her victory, Coleen said the Wagatha Christie trial was ‘not a case I ever sought or wanted’
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Becky said she had no clue what Coleen was talking about, and didn’t think the accusations were real at first as she believed ‘no-one would do that’.
Meanwhile, in scenes set to air on TalkTV tomorrow night show a devastated Rebekah breaking down in tears as she maintains her innocence to anchor Kate McCann.
She says through tears: “I will say that ’til I’m blue in the face. I did not do it. I feel let down by a lot of people, a lot of things. But most importantly I feel let down by the legal system.”
The high-profile court case, issued by Rebekah, drew to a close in May – three years after Rooney accused Vardy’s account of leaking “false stories” about her to the press.
In a now famous social media post, super sleuth Coleen publicly claimed Vardy’s account was the source behind three fakes stories in The Sun newspaper she had posted on her private Instagram stories.
Rebekah breaks down in tears as she speaks about her Wagatha Christie defeat
These posts included a gender selection clinic in Mexico, Coleen’s plan to work on TV and that the basement of her new mansion had flooded.
Vardy has always vehemently denied leaking stories to the media and sued her fellow footballer’s wife for libel, but Mrs Justine Steyn ruled it was ‘likely’ Becky’s agent at the time, Caroline Watt, ‘undertook the direct act’ of passing information to The Sun.
The High Court judge added the court considered “Vardy knew of, condoned and was actively engaged in this process”.
Rebekah issued a statement after the ruling saying she was “extremely sad and disappointed” by the decision, and she did not accept it nor believe it “was just”.
Vardy tells host Kate: “I feel let down by the legal system”
Vardy’s interview is the first step in restoring her reputation – and it won’t go unnoticed by industry giants who are reportedly offering lucrative deals for her side of the story to be told.
Meanwhile, Coleen is said to be in ‘advanced talks’ in telling her story in a documentary series made by Lorton films, who also made Rooney about her husband Wayne.
Coleen’s friend told us previously: “Coleen has remained quiet ever since that famous online post. But this could all change in what could be the TV event of the year.
“Viewers would see all the evidence that Coleen has forensically gathered via her online sleuthing and see why she is convinced that Rebekah leaked the stories about her and others.
“She is minded to get it all out into the pubic domain and let people make their own minds up. Talks are very well advanced.”
A potential deal with Netflix is also reportedly on the cards, but it’s looking like the show will be snapped up by Amazon Prime, as reported by the Mirror, and will be released later this year.
The WAG could be offered up to £250,000 for her involvement, according to The Times.
*Rebekah Vardy: Coleen and me airs on TalkTV on August 3 at 7pm.
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