The Sun removes “faked” Rooney stories as Coleen finds leak

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The Sun has removed at least one of three stories that Coleen Rooney says she faked, in order to find out the source of a tabloid leak.

Rooney says she spent 5 months investigating who was giving out information from her personal Instagram account. Now she claims that the source was fellow WAG, Rebekah Vardy’s, Instagram account.

Vardy, the wife of Leicester City player and Wayne Rooney’s former England teammate, Jamie Vardy, has denied the allegations.

According to Rooney she started the move after “private posts and stories” were “consistently” being share with The Sun.

To try and prove who the source was, she explained on Twitter:

“I blocked everyone from viewing my Instagram stories except one account […]

“Over the past five months, I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper. And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flooding in my new house.”

She continued:

“Now I know for certain which account / individual it’s come from.

“I have saved and screenshotted [sic] all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.

“It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.”

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Vardy also responded on Twitter:

“I never speak to anyone about you as various journalist who have asked me to over the years can vouch for.

“If you thought this was happening you could have told me ^ I could have changed my passwords to see if it stopped.”

She added:

“Over the years various people have access to my insta & 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 & 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.”

The Sun meanwhile said that on each occasion it put the story to Rooney’s representatives before publication, “and on each occasion they delved to comment.”

A spokesperson said that “like all reputable media organisations, we don’t comment on source.”

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