Coleen Rooney ‘carried out dummy run before launching Wagatha Christie legal battle’

Coleen Rooney reportedly carried out a ‘dummy run’ before launching her Wagatha Christie investigation involving Rebekah Vardy. 

Court documents that The Sun claim to have seen outline the lengths the WAG, 35, went to as she tried to identify who was leaking the stories from her inner circle to the press.

Rebekah, 39, is suing Coleen for libel at the High Court after the wife of footballer Wayne Rooney accused her of leaking ‘false stories’ about the Rooneys in October 2019, following the social media ‘sting operation.’ Rebekah denies the accusations. 


Drama: Coleen Rooney reportedly carried out a ‘dummy run’ before launching her Wagatha Christie investigation involving Rebekah Vardy 

The publication claimed Coleen started her operation back in January 2019 after a series of personal stories were leaked.

The mother-of-five eventually realised her private Instagram account was the source, and sifted her way through 300 accounts of ‘trusted friends and family’ in order to draw up a list of possible suspects.  


Coleen used Instagram to post a number of stories about her private life, claiming that she eventually narrowed down who could see them until they were only accessible to Rebekah. 

All but five of the posts were seen by Jamie Vardy’s wife Becky, according to Coleen.

Busy: Court documents seen by The Sun outline the lengths the WAG, 35, went to as she tried to identify who was leaking the stories from her inner circle to the press 

Some of these stories, which were deliberately false, then appeared in the media.

She famously wrote: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s ……………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’ 

And as part of their court battle, the documents detail the five exceptions and also two dummy posts, which ran in April 2019.  

Coleen claims the dummy posts were seen by Becky and one other person – but she says she could not recall the identity of the other individual.

Statement: The feud between the WAGs erupted after Coleen revealed that she had set a trap to see who was responsible for the leaks, which earned her the nickname ‘Wagatha Christie’

Another of the posts was seen by former Manchester United midfielder, Tom Cleverley, while two others were seen by unidentified individuals.

According to The Sun the court documents claim none of the posts were leaked to the press.   

The Sun says the documents state: ‘This led to her belief that it was the Claimant who was responsible for the leak, given her established history and habitual practice of providing private information to journalists and the Press.

‘The Defendant had also heard rumours that the Claimant was responsible for similar leaks or disclosure of private information from other so-called WAGS or celebrities.’

Feud: Coleen first accused Becky of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life in October 2019 after carrying out a months-long ‘sting operation’ (pictured in 2016) 

MailOnline has contacted Coleen and Rebekah’s representative for a comment. 

It come after the news that Coleen is set to sign a £1million deal to make a documentary film about her WAG war and libel battle with Rebekah, according to a report. 

The Mirror claims Coleen will ‘present all her evidence against Becky’ in the documentary and that filming could begin as early as the New Year, ahead of the libel trial due to start in summer.  

A friend of Coleen told the publication: ‘Coleen has remained quiet ever since that famous online post. But this could all change in what could be the TV event of the year.

‘Viewers would see all the evidence that Coleen has forensically gathered via her online sleuthing and see why she is convinced that Rebekah leaked the stories about her and others. 

‘She is minded to get it all out into the pubic domain and let people make their own minds up. Talks are very well advanced.’

‘Coleen is thinking long and hard about her next steps and the time could be right to stick her head above the parapet. She feels she has a very strong case and wants to share it with the world.’ 

The friend added that Becky’s team would see the show as a ‘hostile act’ ahead of the trial, but said Coleen was ‘on a mission’. 

The show is reportedly being made by Lorton Entertainment who are also making her husband Wayne’s football documentary titled Rooney. 

MailOnline contacted representatives for Coleen Rooney, Rebekah Vardy and Lorton Entertainment for a comment at the time. 

Awkward: Earlier this summer Jamie Vardy was dragged into the ‘Wagatha Christie’ court case after Coleen’s legal team demanded the Premier League footballer, as well as wife Rebekah, hand over their mobiles to be inspected for evidence 

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