REBEKAH Vardy branded Wayne Rooney a “c***” and said Coleen should “get over herself” in a slew of foul-mouthed texts, court documents have revealed.
As the explosive trial between the WAGs kicks off at London’s High Court today, Rebekah’s messages after she learned she’d been accused by “Wagatha Christie” Coleen were released.
She told one pal on WhatsApp: “She thinks it’s me that’s been doing stories on her! Of all the people on her Instagram ffs!”
She then told the same friend: “That c*** needs to get over herself” and added: “What a joke!
“All I’ve ever been nice to her though! Even when Wayne was being ac***.”
Rebekah’s lawyer blasted the WAG’s “flawed” investigation after Coleen accused the mum-of-five of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the media.
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It was heard that Rebekah, who was seven months pregnant when she was accused, had suffered vile abuse from trolls who said her baby should be “put in an incinerator”.
The court case comes after Wayne’s wife claimed to have carried out a months-long “sting operation” before publicly pointing the finger at Rebekah in a bombshell social media post.
Coleen alleges that three fake stories were shared, including that she traveled to Mexico for a “gender selection” procedure.
She blasted: “I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.
“It’s ………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies the allegations and is now suing for libel.
Under English defamation law, the burden of proof now will be on Coleen to prove that her post was “substantially true”.
Hugh Tomlinson, representing Rebekah, told the court this morning she had brought the libel action against Coleen to “vindicate her reputation”.
He described Coleen’s claim as “false” and said that, as a result of the allegation, Rebekah had been subjected to online abuse by vile social media users who labeled her a “rat-faced b***h”.
“Mrs Vardy needs to clear her name in order to ever be given a chance to move on from this horrendous episode,” he said.
“Mrs Rooney accepts that her post is defamatory of Mrs Vardy. Remarkably, she continues to deny that the post caused ‘serious harm’ to Mrs Vardy’s reputation.
“But there can be no serious doubt about this: it is obvious that the post caused such harm. It is also obvious that Mrs Vardy has suffered, and continues to suffer, enormous distress and upset as a result of its publication.”
He said Rebekah “does not know who was providing information from Mrs Rooney’s private Instagram posts”, and claimed she “had no choice” but to sue after repeatedly trying to settle with Coleen.
“All she knows is that it was not her,” he said.
Mr Tomlinson also claimed Coleen had “revelled” in her “Wagatha Christie” nickname, sharing posts which mocked her up as the renowned crime writer Agatha Christie.
The evidence against Rebekah is “flawed”, he claimed, adding that Coleen’s team are relying on his client’s strongly-worded WhatsApp messages.
“What those exchanges show was that Mrs Vardy was sometimes irritated by Mrs Rooney, rightly or wrongly,” he added.
“She said rude things about her, she used four-letter words.
“It’s not unknown for people to talk in private conversation in ways that they wouldn’t talk about in public.”
The case first went to court in November 2020, with a judge finding…