Rebekah Vardy has denied trying to boost her profile by sitting behind Coleen Rooney at a World Cup match back in 2016, she told the High Court.
The star called the allegation “ridiculous” as she took to the stand in the latest round of questioning in her libel case against Coleen Rooney.
Rebekah, 40, faced tough questioning from Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborne QC, who accused the star of seeking positive publicity when she switched to a different management agency and positioned herself behind Coleen, 36.
Vardy said she joined Front Row Partnership in 2016 to `tell my story’ after unfavourable publicity over previous relationships.
“I wanted the opportunity to tell my story about what had happened in the past,” she said.
Sherborne accused Vardy of signing up with the agency to secure `positive publicity’.
Vardy claimed: “I wouldn’t say that. I wanted to tell my story – my truth.”
Before Euro 2016 Vardy told a newspaper she was just going to support her husband and intended to blend into the background.
Sherborne said the FA wanted WAGs to be low profile following their headline-grabbing party antics at the 2006 World Cup in Baden-Baden.
He said a member of FA staff had given a witness statement saying they planned to split up WAGs in stadiums to reduce photo opportunities.
But he said Vardy ended up sitting behind Coleen Rooney in the crowd for the match against Wales.
Sherborne said she had sat behind Rooney to boost her ‘public profile’.
He said she mentioned chatting to Coleen before the match in her Euro 2016 diary column in The Sun.
“That’s ridiculous,” said Vardy.
“That’s not the case at all.”
Vardy claims in her witness statement she sat there because the Rooneys were sitting in her seats.
Mr Sherborne said an FA representative will give evidence that says that is not true.
Vardy said: “I find that quite interesting because I think it’s nonsense – absolute nonsense.”
Vardy replied: “It’s just speculation. It may be that she has got her wires crossed. She could have been told to say it by anyone.”
Sherborne accused the star of “making this up as you go along’, to which she replied: “Absolutely not.”
Sherborne claims when the FA rep asked Vardy to move one of her party told the woman to `f*** off’.
Vardy said: “I can’t recall anyone saying that.”
Sherborne suggested Vardy had been told by photographers if she sat behind Rooney she would be guaranteed publicity.
“That’s not true,” said Vardy.
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