On Tuesday, The Sun‘s Simon Boyle reported that the wife of Jamie Vardy had said: ‘Maybe I should start doing fake coffee run pics’, hours before Coleen took to Twitter to snipe back at the apparent dig.
Sharing a message with her 1.2million followers, Coleen shared a trio of emojis including a coffee cup, a running figure and a laughing face, alongside: ‘As if!!’ amid their ongoing high court WAGatha Christie drama.
Hitting back: Coleen Rooney has hit back at Rebekah Vardy’s alleged claims that she sets up frequent paparazzi showing her going to coffee shops
Shock comment: Sharing a message with her 1.2million followers, Coleen shared a trio of emojis including a coffee cup, a running figure and a laughing face, alongside: ‘As if!!’ amid their ongoing high court WAGatha Christie drama
Rebekah’s coffee run jibe came after she wrote on Instagram at the weekend: ‘I don’t lie about set up pictures (unlike some) everyone does it’.
It’s a further blow to the DOI star’s long-running £1million libel suit against Coleen, who last week claimed a 2-1 victory in the latest round of their fight.
The victory came after a judge rejected Rebekah’s bid to remove substantial parts of Coleen’s defense relating to her rival’s dealings with The Sun newspaper and its column The Secret Wag.
Shock: On Tuesday, The Sun ‘s Simon Boyle reported that the wife of Jamie Vardy had said: ‘Maybe I should start doing fake coffee run pics’, hours before Coleen took to Twitter to snipe back at the apparent dig
Judge Mrs Justice Steyn ruled that such dealings could be a relevant part of her defence of libel action brought by Rebekah following the leaking of Coleen’s private Instagram posts to The Sun in 2019, which she denies.
Coleen’s legal team compared the win to a ‘2-1 victory in the semi-final’ and are increasingly confident going into the next part of the battle in the autumn.
A source said: ‘Coleen’s legal team will present further evidence concerning Rebekah Vardy’s dealing with The Sun and links with The Secret WAG.
‘There are lot of people with knowledge of her long term relationship with the newspaper and how it worked.
Hitting out: Coleen is frequently seen heading to her local Café Nero following school runs
‘Last week’s ruling could open a Pandora’s Box for Rebekah.’
However, Charlotte Harris of law firm Kingsley Napley, representing Rebekah, said: ‘The Judge has struck out about 10 pages of material from Mrs Rooney’s defence as irrelevant or a waste of court time.
‘Mrs Rooney has to re-plead the part of her public interest defence which was said by the Judge to be ‘impermissible’.
‘This is now Mrs Rooney’s third attempt at a putting forward a defence to Mrs Vardy’s libel claim. She has been ordered to cover the costs of this exercise and Mrs Vardy’s costs of amending her Reply.
‘The Judge made three costs orders – two in favour of Mrs Vardy and one in favour of Mrs Rooney for £10,500.
Coleen pictured last year headed to a coffee shop
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
‘Although the Judge did not allow the Summary judgement application, she said in her judgement that there was ‘some force’ in Mrs Vardy’s case that there are very significant differences between the TV Decisions Articles and the post on which it is supposed to be based.
‘This goes to the heart of the case.
‘Mrs Vardy is not the Secret Wag. The Judge has made clear that the identity of the Secret Wag does not go to the core issues and has reserved the ability to cut out or limit this issue in the future.
‘Mrs Vardy is completely confident that she will succeed at trial.’
Coleen’s legal team compared the win to a ‘2-1 victory in the semi-final’ and are increasingly confident going into the next part of the High Court battle in the autumn (pictured in 2016)