Coleen Rooney accepts leaks could have come from other sources, court hears

Coleen Rooney took the stand in her High Court trial against Rebekah Vardy admitting she “accepts” that leaks could have come from other sources.

Mrs Rooney gave evidence on day five of the High Court libel case brought by Mrs Vardy, who denies leaking private information about her to the Sun.

Despite the omission, Coleen, 36, claimed she still believes Rebekah Vardy was The Secret WAG – or heavily behind the controversial leaks that landed the pair in court.

Vardy’s lawyer, Hugh Tomlinson, also heard Coleen accept that nothing from her private Instagram account had appeared in the column and it had been kind to her.

But she said she believed that was a `distraction' to put people off guessing who was behind it.

She said she believed a story about her going back into TV was a leak from her account – though now she accepted it may have come from another source.

“I don't even know whether I will go back into TV,'' she said.

Rooney said the next published leak of a fake story was about her flooded basement.

“The story was fake,'' she said.

“There was nothing to it.''

Afterwards, Rooney posted on her private Instagram: “Don't play games with a girl who can play better.''

Tomlinson asked why.

Coleen said: “I felt like I'd found out who it was.

“It was a quote that I found and put it up. It is just something that I did.''

Tomlinson asked if she had considered telling Vardy before publicly exposing her.

Coleen added: “No. I decided that was not what I was going to do.

“I realised she had a relationship with the press. I thought maybe if I did approach her she might twist it. She might say it was not her and cover it up somehow, be nice and not be truthful. So I didn't give her the opportunity.

“I believe that it was her account and she knew about it.''

Tomlinson suggested she knew her reveal would be a 'massive' story.

“I knew that it would get attention. But I didn't think it would be big.

“I didn't think I would be sitting here today. It was way bigger than I intended.''

Tomlinson said she designed her reveal as a 'whodunnit' to attract attention.

"I use dots a lot,'' she said.

"That was just the way I write. It came natural to me. I had come to the end of what I could do.''

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