Becky Vardy drags Danielle Lloyd & Dawn Ward into court battle with Coleen Rooney

DANIELLE Lloyd is said to be "furious" at being dragged into the Wagatha Christie court row by Rebekah Vardy.

New court documents claim Danielle and fellow Wag Dawn Ward were both privy to information on Coleen Rooney’s ­private Instagram account.


A source close to Danielle now says she has been left "hurt" and "angry" at being identified in the papers submitted yesterday by Becky, 38.

While lawyer Tony Nelson told Mail Online: "Danielle does not want anything to do with this, she does not want to be dragged into the matter.

"She's got four young children and more important things to concentrate on. She's not surprised that she's been dragged into this but she doesn't want to play any part in it.

"Danielle fully supports her friend Coleen."

Becky is suing Coleen, 34, for libel for claiming that she leaked stories to the Press.

The court papers also claim Coleen issued a veiled threat just three days before accusing Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories about her.

Becky says Coleen warned on her private Instagram account: “If you play games with me, I will play them harder.”

The accusation is in a 59-page legal document Becky’s lawyers submitted to the High Court.

Meanwhile Becky turned up for Dancing on Ice training in Nottingham wearing a Spider-Man outfit.

Coleen, 34, was dubbed Wagatha Christie last year after announcing she had identified a mole by planting fake tales only one other account could access.

She named Becky, 38 — who then sued for libel. In October Coleen lodged her 50-page defence and yesterday Becky responded with a file of her own.

In it she says fellow Wags Danielle Lloyd and Dawn Ward were both privy to information on Coleen’s private account — though she does not suggest either was in an way involved in the leak.

Becky, wife of Leicester’s Jamie, furiously denies being the source and also dismisses claims she wrote The Sun’s Secret Wag column.

She accuses Coleen, wife of ex-England and Manchester United legend Wayne, of “victim blaming”.

And in a stunning swipe she rubbishes Coleen’s investigation, saying it lasted just five weeks and a day — not the five months suggested.

Her legal team says Coleen’s private Instagram account was accessible to 367 others at the time of the leaks, including journalists, publicists and pals with gossip columns.

They included 36-year-old Danielle, once wed to former Spurs star Jamie O’Hara, and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn, 47, married to ex-footie ace Ashley Ward.

Becky’s lawyers do not point the blame at Danielle, below left, or Dawn. below right — or any the 367.

Insteady they ask why she was picked on. They insist: “The press are independently interested in the claimant and she is married to a famous footballer.

If you play games with me, I will play them harder.

“She does not need to generate interest by trading the defendant’s or others’ private information.”

The file goes on to say mum-of-five Becky continues to suffer abuse as a result of Coleen’s accusation.

Becky and Coleen have until February 8 to hammer out a peace deal and avert a costly five-day trial scheduled for the summer.


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