Rebekah Vardy’s libel case against Coleen Rooney could be delayed until 2021

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Rebekah Vardy's court action against Coleen Rooney is likely to be delayed until 2021.

Rebekah has brought a libel case against Coleen over the Wagatha Christie drama that unfolded last year.

Coleen, 34, accused Rebekah, 38, of leaking stories from her private Instagram account to the newspapers.

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Coleen had planted several fake stories on the social platform, which all made it in to the papers, as a way of trying to catch who was selling her out.

Rebekah vehemently denies it was her and is suing Coleen for libel.

On 19 November there was a preliminary hearing in which Hugh Tomlinson, QC, for Rebekah, asked for a stay until February 8 in a bid to "finally attempt to resolve" the case, reports Mirror Online.

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The delay would allow both the warring women to try to come to an agreement so that they might avoid going to trial.

David Sherborne, acting for Coleen, told the hearing his client had offered on "a number of occasions to mediate this dispute" which she believes should never have come to court.

Mr. Sherborne added Rooney felt that at a time that is "life-changing" for everyone the money splashed on the legal proceedings could be "better spent".

He added: "Mrs Rooney is defending the words as true. She says that Mrs Vardy was responsible in any event for the leaking of the stories. She will prove the words are true."

Neither of the ladies were present.

The judge Mr Justice Warby will make his decision on delaying the action tomorrow, 20 November, at 2pm.

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