Rebekah Vardy and Colleen Rooney are set to face off in the High Court in a libel battle activated by a social networks squabble.
In a revelation that earned her the nickname “Wagatha Christie”, Rooney said she had posted 3 fake stories utilizing the app’s buddies filter in order to learn who had actually been talking with the media about her.
Her post concluded with the now-iconic line: “It’s … … Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
The fellow Wag rejected the accusations and is now suing Rooney, wife of ex-England captain Wayne, for libel and slander in a ₤ 1m suit that the Daily Star anticipates will be “one of the most explosive celebrity feuds heard in London’s High Court”.
Vardy “ rejected any misdeed and said the stress of their public dispute had actually caused extreme stress and anxiety attacks”, the Daily Mirror reports.
When Rooney first made the claims versus her, Vardy stated that “3rd parties had access to her Instagram account and an ITV forensic specialist was working to discover who might have been behind the leaks”, the newspaper adds.
Responding to the launch of the claim, Rooney’s attorney Paul Lunt said: “It is disappointing that Mrs Vardy has actually chosen to provide court procedures. Coleen feels that the time and money included could be put to much better usage – her offer to fulfill face to face still stands.”
The case is because of be heard later on this year unless a settlement is reached.
For a round-up of the most important stories from around the globe- and a succinct, refreshing and well balanced take on the week’s news program- attemptThe Week publication Start your trial subscription today