Coleen Rooney’s Legal Team Searches for Skeletons in Rebekah Vardy’s Closet

Coleen Rooney’s legal team searches for skeletons in Rebekah Vardy’s closet as the battle against Wagatha Christie grows nastier



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Coleen Rooney’s legal team is putting more pressure on her rival Rebekah Vardy to end her libel action by contacting former colleagues and friends in an effort to gather evidence showing she has leaked information.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Ms Rooney’s team has spent the past six weeks requesting documents from Ms Vardy’s work and personal associates who are over ten years old.

Sources close to the so-called ‘Wagatha Christie’ legal battle say Ms Rooney’s investigations have reached an ‘extraordinary level’ with letters sent to a range of Ms Vardy’s colleagues, especially in the years between 2014 and 2019 when she worked closely together. with the media when she became a household name.

Row: Coleen Rooney's legal team spent six weeks requesting documents from employees of Rebekah Vardy (pictured with Nicola McLean in 2018) who are over ten years old

Row: Coleen Rooney’s legal team spent six weeks requesting documents from employees of Rebekah Vardy (pictured with Nicola McLean in 2018) who are over ten years old

The letters ask for information that could support Ms Rooney’s claim that her rival leaked false stories about her private life to a red newspaper. Ms. Vardy angrily denies those claims.

The news comes after it was revealed that Ms Vardy’s ex-husband Stephen Clarke, 58, has been asked to testify in support of Ms Rooney. He says he doesn’t intend to.

A source said: ‘Coleen’s people are now reaching out to people who they know worked with Becky or who they knew at the beginning of her quest for fame. Even people who haven’t talked to her or done business with her are being contacted to see what they know.

“Some of the people who have been contacted are quite random. A lot of letters are flying around at the moment.’

While legal teams routinely look for evidence ahead of trials, insiders suggest the particularly brawny approach is intended to encourage Ms. Vardy to settle out of court rather than face a potentially embarrassing Supreme Court public hearing, which is expected in April.

Drama: Letters ask for information that could support Ms Rooney's claim (pictured in 2015) that her rival leaked false stories about her private life to a newspaper.  Ms Vardy denies those claims

Drama: Letters ask for information that could support Ms Rooney's claim (pictured in 2015) that her rival leaked false stories about her private life to a newspaper.  Ms Vardy denies those claims

Drama: Letters ask for information that could support Ms Rooney’s claim (pictured in 2015) that her rival leaked false stories about her private life to a newspaper. Ms Vardy denies those claims

But sources close to Ms. Vardy insist she’s “strong enough to hold out” and determined to clear her name.

Last week, the 39-year-old wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said aspects of the lawsuit had taken a ‘dark turn’ in recent weeks.

In an online blog, she wrote, “I feel like the time has come when I may need to speak up a bit more. It feels like a cruel threat.’

The feud began in October 2019 when Ms Rooney, 35, the wife of former England player Wayne, accused Ms Vardy of leaking stories and revealing details of her own detective work, drawing comparisons to crime novelist Agatha Christie.

In an effort to prove the mole’s identity, Ms Rooney posted fake Instagram stories, but limited access to who she could see to one account.

Ms Vardy flatly dismissed the allegation and filed a lawsuit when Ms Rooney refused to withdraw it and apologized.

The two women have already incurred an estimated total legal costs of £1.4 million.

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