Every once in a while, there's a story that comes around to take the spotlight off of all of the political goings-on in the world, and diverts our attention to a matter that's got absolutely nothing to do with us. That is the case today, when Coleen Rooney took to her Twitter page to accuse Rebekah Vardy - or someone with access to Vardy's Instagram account - of leaking stories to the tabloid media.
More entertaining than some of the shows on Netflix, Rooney led up to the big reveal of who she had caught with her sleuthing, with a lengthy post about some of the troubles she's faced in the post few years.
Describing it as a "burden in my life for a few years now", she uploaded a picture of a long statement, which explained: "For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The SUN newspaper of my private posts and stories. There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family - all without my permission or knowledge."
Rooney then lays out how she figured out who was behind the leaks, by blocking all but one account from being allowed access to her Instagram stories. She says that she posted a "series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper", and before long, she discovered that each of them had indeed found their way to a reporter.
"I have saved and screenshotted all of the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them," she concludes, before finishing with the extremely dramatic, but wonderful signing off: "It's .........Rebekah Vardy's account." You can see the tweet and statement in full, below:
Now, Rooney hasn't posted the screenshots she alludes to have kept on her phone, but that's not the focus of Vardy's ire in her almost-immediate response to the claims.
She took to her own Twitter account to hit back, and says in her own statement, directly to Rooney: ""As I have just said to you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this. I never speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for. If you thought this was happening you could have told me and I could have changed my passwords to see if it stopped."
Some have pointed out that this argument is flawed, because if Rooney had indeed blown her own cover and Vardy had changed her password, the leaking of the stories would have stopped in any case - whether it was Rebekah herself behind the leaks, or someone else entirely.
Vardy continues: "Over the years various people have had access to my Insta and just this week I found I was following people I didn't know and have never followed myself. I'm not being funny but I don't need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you? I liked you a lot Coleen and I'm so upset that you have chosen to do this, especially when I'm heavily pregnant. I'm disgusted that I'm even having to deny this. You should have called me the first time this happened."
She ends her statements with the emoji of a broken heart. See the tweet below:
Exactly whether or not Vardy is telling the truth, in regards to not leaking the stories herself and instead having been hacked and had the articles set up by someone with her password, isn't something we're likely to ever know the full truth about.
One thing is for sure however: this would make for an incredibly campy and entertaining drama series.
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