It is really war! Coleen Rooney hires Johnny Depp's lawyer for their fight between Wagatha Christie and Rebekah Vardy
- Ms. Rooney has asked David Sherborne to fight claims that have defamed Ms. Vardy
- After the talks between WAGs failed, insiders expect a dramatic showdown
Coleen Rooney hired the prominent lawyer who works for Johnny Depp in his blockbuster libel case to represent her in the Wagatha Christie litigation with Rebekah Vardy.
The Sunday mail is known to have directed Ms. Rooney David Sherborne against allegations that she had defamed Ms. Vardy with allegations that personal information from her private Instagram account had been shared with a newspaper.
The news comes days after documents submitted to the High Court allege that Ms. Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, was suffering from physical and mental distress after Ms. Rooney's allegations.
Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy attend a game in England before failing
According to the newspapers, the 38-year-old mother of five had severe panic attacks and anxiety that expressed fear of leaving the house. Ms. Vardy, who was seven months pregnant at the time, was hospitalized three times … when she suffered anxiety attacks as a result of the post and the effects thereof. "
The 50-year-old Sherborne not only represents Depp in his libel lawsuit against The Sun for allegations, but was also a thug. He acts for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their data protection claim against Associated Newspapers, editor of The Mail on Sunday.
After the mediation talks between the two WAGs failed, insiders now expect a dramatic showdown in the courtroom.
Celebrity clients: David Sherborne with Johnny Depp last week
"If you thought the Depp trial was a box office, don't underestimate this upcoming WAG war," said a source. "It is really war now. Coleen won't back off, neither will Becky. It will be sensational stuff. "
claimed someone using Ms. Vardy's Instagram account shared fake stories about her with a newspaper. She was named "Wagatha Christie" after revealing how she had spent five months slowly limiting the number of friends who could see her updates on Instagram stories until only Ms. Vardy's account was left. Ms. Rooney claims she then posted a fake story on Instagram, which was later published in a red-top newspaper.
In her legal statement, Ms. Vardy, who has declined to participate, claims that she felt like a "scapegoat" after Ms. Rooney published the allegations "in a calculated and deliberate manner that should cause very serious harm and distress." .
However, Ms. Rooney's team contested the allegation, claiming that details of her fear are a “PR exercise” that detracts from the facts. A source said, "Becky's papers are a side-view, it's all so wrong."
Ms. Rooney, who has four sons with former English star Wayne Rooney, is represented by lawyer Paul Lunt from the law firm Brabners in Liverpool.
Ms. Vardy is with the London company Kingsley Napley, but it is unclear whether she has hired a lawyer.
A spokeswoman for Ms. Rooney declined to comment.