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Rebekah Vardy reflects on Wagatha Christie case in first post-judgment interviews

Rebekah Vardy accused Coleen Rooney of “weaponizing” her fan base during the now infamous “Wagatha Christie” trial, as she gave her first interview since losing the legal battle high level.

The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said Rooney’s decision to expose her publicly was “sinister” and she initially thought it was “not real”.

Last week, Vardy, 40, lost a battle defaming 36-year-old Rooney over a viral social media post, after a Supreme Court judge found it to be “basically true “.

In the original post, Rooney said she had undergone a month-long surgery and accused Vardy of revealing “false stories” about her private life to the press.

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Last week, Vardy, 40 (pictured left), lost a smear battle with 36-year-old Rooney over a viral social media post from October 2019 (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

The wife of former England star Wayne Rooney has publicly confirmed Vardy’s account was the source behind three stories in The Sun with fake details she posted on her private Instagram stories. .

Vardy denied the leaked stories to the media and sued the wife of her fellow footballer for defamation.

Both women attended a week-long trial at the High Court in London in May, which attracted great press attention.

Speaking to The Sun, Vardy described how she phoned Rooney to confront her about the original post, which went online in October 2019.

“I picked up the phone and called her and basically said ‘what the hell is this?’ and her reaction was pretty, I don’t know, pretty rude, pretty harsh,” she said.

“She was basically just saying, ‘you know what this is?’ And at that point, I really didn’t know what it was.

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“I will read the words and you know when you read something, and it’s like reading it about someone else.

“And it was like, ‘no, this is definitely not real. This can’t be real’. “

She added: “No one would do something so sinister knowing that they were fabricating a fan base against someone.”

But despite the decision against her, Vardy added that if she saw Rooney “on the street tomorrow”, she would “ask her if she would like to go have Caffe Nero”.

In another interview with TalkTV’s Kate McCann, Vardy was emotional and said she felt “let down by the legal system”.

Looking at the floor as she said earnestly: “I feel let down by so many people, so many things, but most importantly I feel let down by the legal system.”

The total legal costs of the case are believed to be around £3 million, much of which will now be borne by Vardy.

Rebekah Vardy: Coleen and I air on TalkTV at 7pm on August 3.

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