Rebekah Vardy reveals trolls sent her husband Jamie death threats during Wagatha Christie battle as police arrest three people
- Rebekah Vardy says husband Jamie Vardy has been targeted with online abuse
- One message reportedly sent to Premier League star says people are ‘after him’
- Messages were sent following her public spat with fellow WAG Coleen Rooney
- Mrs Vardy told the Sun: ‘They shouldn’t be attacking my husband or children’
Mrs Vardy, 40, says the Leicester City star and their two children have been the subject of ‘disgusting hatred’ by online trolls amid her high-profile court fight with the fellow WAG.
One message reportedly sent to Mrs Vardy, describes the Premier League star, 35, as a ‘cocky c**t’ and claims that ‘people are after him’.
Another, reportedly sent direct to the ex-England striker, and which makes reference to Mrs Vardy’s appearance in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here says: ‘You should’ve gone to the jungle and died of a snake bite instead.’
Police have reportedly arrested three people in relation to alleged online threats made against the Premier League star.
Speaking to The Sun, Mrs Vardy said: ‘It doesn’t matter what people’s opinions are about me, they shouldn’t be attacking my husband or children.
‘I draw the line when you subject them to vicious, disgusting hatred, and abuse my husband.’
Rebekah Vardy has today claimed that her footballer husband Jamie (pictured here with Rebekah outside court in May) received death threats during her ‘Wagatha Christie’ legal battle with Coleen Rooney
Mrs Vardy sensationally lost her £3million libel battle against Coleen Rooney, 36, at the High Court last week. Pictured, Mrs Rooney with her husband manager of EFL Championship club Derby County and former England footballer, Wayne Rooney
Rebekah Vardy has said that online trolls called her a ‘rat’ and linked her to Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, after she was accused of leaking stories about Coleen Rooney to The Sun. Pictured arriving at the Royal Courts of Justice on May 16
Mrs Vardy told the paper she was ‘devastated’ by the threats made against her husband, adding: ‘This isn’t about my family.
Rebekah Vardy feared she would give birth prematurely in midst of Wagatha Christie scandal as she takes ANOTHER swipe at judge and accuses her of failing to understand the case
Rebekah Vardy has revealed that the stress caused by Coleen Rooney‘s claim she was leaking stories to the press could have sent her into premature labour, as she took another swipe at the libel trial’s judge.
Speaking in an extraordinary interview broadcast on TalkTV tonight entitled ‘Rebekah Vardy: Coleen and Me’, Mrs Vardy said that she felt the High Court judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, did not understand the case.
She spoke extensively about the impact that the trial, and the lead-up to it, had on her family.
The mother-of-five was pregnant with her youngest daughter when Mrs Rooney first accused her of leaking stories about to The Sun in her famous ‘Wagatha’ post on social media ending ‘It’s……….Rebekah Vardy’s account’.
Speaking to TalkTV’s Kate McCann, Mrs Vardy said she felt as though she ‘didn’t even want to be here anymore’, and isolated herself from the public.
Mrs Vardy said that she withdrew from the public gaze due to the stress she felt when being abused both in the street and online.
This stress, she was told by her doctor, could have sent her into premature labour.
‘I was trying to be mum to the four children that were here and to protect my baby as well,’ she said. ‘There was a really high probably I was going to go into preterm labour.
‘It was the worst feeling,’ she added.
‘It’s not their battle, and it’s not fair they should be subjected to horrific abuse. I just want it to stop.’
Mrs Vardy has reportedly shared ‘dozens’ of ‘horrific’ messages with The Sun, it reports.
One reportedly reads: ‘You dirty f***ing slag. I hope Vardy’s leg gets broke (sic).”
Another is said to read: ‘Hello Jamie, or should I call you p****.
‘I cannot f***ing stand you and honestly the world would be so much better off if you broke your legs and gave up football.’
It comes after Ms Vardy claimed she had received up to 100 threatening messages each day following her very public spat with fellow WAG, Mrs Rooney.
She said the messages made her ‘feel sick’ and resulted in her developing a fear of being in public places.
She was also sent physical letters to her home, which included ‘crazy s**t’ from psychics, and was called names in the street.
Mrs Vardy sensationally lost her £3million libel battle against Mrs Rooney, 36, at the High Court last week.
The row started after Mrs Rooney claimed on social media that Mrs Vardy was behind a series of leaks of stories from her private Instagram account – an accusation which ended with the now infamous crescendo, ‘It’s Rebekah Vardy’s account…’
Mrs Vardy said that after the accusation, going out was ‘horrendous’, and she was scared to leave the house, with people looking at her, and calling her names behind her back.
‘I thought that eventually it would die down, it would go away, but it didn’t. It just got worse and worse,’ she told The Sun.
‘I was linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, people suggesting I was a member of IS, stuff like that.
‘It was as if I’d murdered someone. Every time something happened it was my fault, every time something new broke, it was my fault.’
The mother-of-five also revealed that she has been hospitalised twice with mental health issues since October 2019, when she was accused of the leaks.
She saw multiple counsellors, and was given medication for both anxiety and depression.
Mrs Vardy said she was struggling with panic attacks and felt as though her life was falling apart, describing the ordeal as exhausting.
Kidney stones had also developed due to the stress, she added.
Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy at the England v Wales, UEFA Euro 2016
She now believes she could be suffering from PTSD following the High Court trial.
Mrs Vardy was enjoying a trip to Dubai when she saw that Mrs Rooney had taken to social media to accuse her of leaking stories to The Sun newspaper following her own months-long ‘sting operation’, ending the post with the now immortal words: ‘It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
Mrs Vardy said that she thought about jumping from the top floor of a shopping mall in Dubai while pregnant, after being accused of leaking the stories.
She described it as her ‘lowest point’, anticipating the UK response when she returned to the country.
During the libel trial, Mrs Vardy said that she felt ‘bullied’ and ‘slut-shamed’, aying that her answers were ‘manipulated’ and ‘twisted’.
While she did not regret the trial, Mrs Vardy said that it felt ‘misogynistic’ and ‘classist’, with people pitching the ‘two successful working-class women’ against each other.
Following Mrs Rooney’s famous social media post, Mrs Vardy said that she has lost some friends, but keeps a small circle, keeping football separate from her family life.
Mrs Vardy was sent physical letters to her home, which included ‘crazy s**t’ from psychics, and was called names in the street
She added that she and Mrs Rooney were ‘not close’ to begin with, but said that there are ‘no bard feelings’ on her side.
Mrs Vardy had sued Mrs Rooney for libel over her claim that she had leaked details of her private life to the press.
It followed an elaborate sting operation that saw Mrs Rooney post fake stories on her Instagram in order to see which ones ended up in The Sun.
Justice Steyn, said in her ruling that Mrs Rooney had successfully proved her allegation was substantially true.
Mrs Vardy will have to pay her rival’s costs as well as her own, which sources in both camps say comes to between £2million and £3million.
The huge legal bill means the Vardys may be forced to sell their beloved Portuguese villa to cover the costs.
The bombshell verdict from Court 13 of the High Court was handed down remotely online last week by Mrs Justice Steyn just over two months after the trial in May.
Mrs Vardy’s failed libel suit has been branded the most ill-advised in history.
She may also have to pay damages to Mrs Rooney, who is considering a further claim over a breach of data protection and misuse of information.