Coleen Rooney 'set to sign £1m deal for Wagatha Christie documentary'


Coleen Rooney is set to sign a £1million deal to make a documentary film about her WAG war and libel battle with Rebekah Vardy, according to a new report.

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 a social media ‘sting operation.’ Rebekah denies the accusations.

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.

Big plans? Coleen Rooney is set to sign a £1million deal to make a documentary film about her WAG war and libel battle with Rebekah Vardy, according to a new report

Big plans? Coleen Rooney is set to sign a £1million deal to make a documentary film about her WAG war and libel battle with Rebekah Vardy, according to a new report

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.’

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

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

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 has contacted representatives for Coleen Rooney, Rebekah Vardy and Lorton Entertainment for a comment.  

Coleen first accused Becky of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life in October 2019 after carrying out a months-long ‘sting operation’.

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'

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’

Coleen publicly claimed her fellow footballer’s wife shared fake stories she had posted on her personal Instagram with the paper. 

The long-running feud between the high-profile 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’.

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.’

Soon after, Becky took to social media to deny being the person who had leaked the stories to the press, after the post went viral.

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

The High Court was told how Coleen wanted the phones to be offered up for analysis, to establish how private stories about her were leaked to the media.  

At a case management hearing at London’s High Court in August, Coleen’s legal team asked a judge to order that devices belonging to three people close to Rebekah be forensically examined because they also had access to her Instagram account.

Jamie and Rebekah Vardy

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

The three are her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy; his social media manager, who was not named in court and Rebekah’s agent, Caroline Watt.

Rebekah’s lawyers argued that only mobile phones and electronic devices belonging specifically to the two women should be handed over for analysis because legally, she is not responsible for third parties.

But judge Master Eastman ruled: ‘The experts need to have access to more than just the personal devices of Mrs Vardy and Mrs Rooney.

‘The outreach and depth with which Instagram matters circulate and can be circulated needs to be established to get a full picture of what went on, for the benefit of the judge.’ 

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)

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) 

He added: ‘Mrs Vardy has given access (to her Instagram account) to her husband, his social media manager and Mrs Watt. I’m perfectly satisfied that their devices are up for grabs for inspection and analysis by the experts.’

The judge also ruled that by giving access to her husband, his social media manager and Ms Watt, Ms Vardy was legally responsible for their devices that contained information relevant to the case. 

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 Ms Vardy.

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

Coleen’s lawyer, John Samson argued that posts by Ms Rooney could have been circulated further by Ms Vardy and that it was important to establish their ‘outreach’ and ‘depth.’

He added: ‘If she allows access to her Instagram account to the social media manager of Mr Vardy; Mr Vardy and Caroline Watt then it’s fair game to look at what they accessed via their computers, laptops, handheld devices and their mobile phones. It’s absolutely right that this is done for disclosure.’

The remote hearing was also attended by Ms Vardy, who was not visible on screen but listened to proceedings.

Lawyers for both sides also argued over the costs so incurred in the case, with figure showing that Ms Vardy is estimated to spend around £300,000 more than her rival.

Hitting back: 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 (pictured in 2018)

Hitting back: 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 (pictured in 2018)

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