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The Biggest Twists From The Rebekah Vardy & Coleen Rooney (AKA 'Wagatha Christie') Trial

The receipts are something else.

By Jess Pullar
In October 2019, British socialite Coleen Rooney claimed Rebekah Vardy had been leaking her private information. The resulting media frenzy reached all corners of mainstream media.
The women, who each rose to fame after marrying British footballers Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy, respectively, became the centre of the notorious 'Wagatha Christie' case.
It all started when Rooney posted a very public Instagram post accusing Vardy of leaking "false stories" about her private life to media after claiming she had carried out a "sting operation" to find out who was behind it.
Vardy has vehemently denied the claim, and she subsequently launched a libel case against Rooney in an attempt to prove her innocence. Three years later, the trial has finally begun.
Below, the biggest twists we've heard from the testimonies so far.
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Peter Andre's manhood

Yes, you read that correctly. On the first day of the trial, Vardy was questioned by Rooney's barrister David Sherborne who brought up an interview she gave to a News Of The World publication back in 2004. In it, she said that singer Peter Andre was "hung like a small chipolata".
Vardy replied that the interview was "something that I deeply regret... It is not nice to read".
She also claimed that she was "forced into a situation" by her ex-husband to do the interview.

Claims that evidence has been lost

Rooney's Barrister has claimed that there was "widespread and significant destruction or loss of evidence" in the case, alleging that the loss of these documents"must be concealment", the barrister, David Sherborne said.
He told the court that there had been "a concerted effort to ensure highly relevant and incriminating".
"To lose one significant set of documents may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose two, carelessness, but to lose 10? That must be concealment," he said.
Vardy's barrister has said this claim is "completely baseless".

"She ruined the last two months of my pregnancy"

Vardy, who was pregnant at the time Rooney's allegations were posted on Instagram, has claimed that Rooeny ruined the last two months of her pregnancy after sharing the post.
In a written statement, Vardy wrote: "Finding out about Coleen's campaign to secretly target me was extremely upsetting. It made me feel like someone had been monitoring me and putting me under surveillance without my permission. She was planting stories on a daily basis, sometimes three or four stories in a day.
"The thing that really gets me is the fact she knew I was pregnant and must have realised the impact a public claim of betrayal would have on me."
She added that she would never forgive Rooney for ruining her final months of pregnancy, as well as the newborn stage with her daughter.
"I was in such a state of anxiety that I found it really difficult to relax and enjoy what should have been a special time. This is time I will never get back."
The case continues.
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