‘Wagatha Christie’ trial to begin today

Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney’s legal battle finally goes to trial today.

The footballers’ wives are locked in a libel row after Rooney accused her former friend of leaking stories to the press.

Her months-long sting operation earned her the nickname ‘Wagatha Christie’.

Media Editor with the Guardian, Jim Waterson , says Coleen will now have to prove what she wrote on Instagram in 2019 was ‘substantially true’.

“There’s an awful lot of circumstantial information we’ve heard about Vardy selling, or at least discussing selling stories in the past for the Sun. We’ve heard that her agent had a lot of communications with journalists at the Sun. And we’ve heard that Vardy was clearly interested in getting publicity for herself.

“But what we haven’t seen in any of the pre trial hearings is a message that says, Let’s flog this one story about Colleen Rooney to the Sun, and that is what it’s all going to come down to.”


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