Coleen Rooney has accused Rebekah Vardy of passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running a campaign on Instagram that singled Vardy as the one responsible for sending false stories to the newspaper.
Coleen, an online influencer married to former Manchester United player, Wayne Rooney has publicly accused Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy of being responsible for leaking information about her private life to the newspaper.
Rooney said she was forced to act after a series of posts on her private social media account appeared in the media.
Vardy, a former contestant on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, has said that she played no part in the leak and suggested that her account must have been hacked.
Broadcaster, Victoria Derbyshire said in a tweet that Vardy had instructed lawyers to carry out a forensic investigation on her Instagram in a bid to find out who had access to the account without her knowledge.
The newspaper outfit, The Sun are yet to dispute Coleen’s suggestion that Vardy was the source of all dispute news.
Rooney’s statement read:
“For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing the Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories. There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family – all without my permission or knowledge.
“After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion. To try and prove this I came up with an idea. I blocked everyone from viewing my Instagram stories except one account. (Those on my private account must have been wondering why I haven’t had stories on there for a while.)
“Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper. And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about basement flooding in my new house.
“It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know from certain which account/individual it’s come from.
“I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s … Rebekah Vardy’s account.”