COLEEN Rooney has warned Rebekah Vardy she is ready for a scrap in their libel trial — vowing: “I won’t be bullied.”
Her defiance comes after Becky launched a bid to get her into court more quickly. But Coleen told friends she is not intimidated by “strong-arm tactics”. A source said: “Coleen’s totally confident.”
Coleen said Becky’s attempt to force her into a libel trial as soon as possible is “a laughable strong-arm tactic”.
But Coleen, 34, insisted she was unconcerned and is up for a fight. Becky’s legal team filed at the High Court last week in an attempt to speed up the process.
It came amid claims Coleen was dragging her heels by failing to file a defence.
When the Wags do eventually go to court, a judge will decide whether Coleen, 34, libelled Becky when she accused her of leaking stories about the Rooneys.
A source said: “Coleen thinks it’s laughable. She is confident and is certainly not dragging her heels.
“Coleen changed her legal team and they are compiling the evidence and preparing to put forward the strongest case possible.
“Coleen has said she won’t be bullied by strong-arm tactics, nor will she back down. Becky’s team are trying to flex their muscles.
“But they wanted a fight so Coleen’s going to bring them one.”
A spokesman for Coleen, wife of ex-England skipper Wayne, did not respond to a request for comment.
The Sun told on Saturday how Becky, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 33, wants an interim hearing later this year.
Coleen was nicknamed Wagatha Christie after she went on Twitter to say her investigations proved stories leaked to the Press about her originated from Becky’s Instagram account. Becky vehemently denied it.
An attempt at mediation failed after Becky asked for a full public apology.
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