Fake Instagram posts Coleen Rooney used to 'sting' Rebekah Vardy revealed in Wagatha Christie trial
Posts included a flooded bathroom and a trip to Mexico
Fake Instagram stories designed by Coleen Rooney to "sting" Rebekah Vardy have been revealed as part of the ongoing Wagatha Christie trial.
In an attempt to prove her suspicions - believing that Vardy, 40, was leaking information to the press - Coleen Rooney reportedly carried out a month-long "sting operation."
The 36-year-old, who has been married to former footballer Wayne Rooney since 2008, set up her stories so only Vardy could view them. Those stories then went on to appear in The Sun and other UK news outlets.
Lol the fake stories Coleen planted to entrap Vardy. Love Coleen. Absolute legend of the game pic.twitter.com/Sge0MAS6yX
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 17, 2022
The quickly dubbed 'Wagatha Christie' told the court on May 13 that she gave warnings "many times" and that the sting was a "last resort" after the leaks "didn't stop."
Fake stories included travelling to Mexico for a "gender selection" procedure, a plan to return to TV and the basement flooding in her new home. Naturally, once the stories appeared in the press, Rooney blamed Vardy.
In the now-iconic social media post, Rooney wrote: "For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The S*n newspaper of my private posts and stories.
"There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family - all without my permission or knowledge. After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion."
While the post continued to detail her findings, the most legendary moment came right at the end.
She wrote: "Now I know for certain which account / individual it's comes from. I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
The trial continues.
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