WINNER Colin Rooney is in talks to bring Becky Vardy to trial for another run-in with Wagata.
She will be meeting with lawyers over the next few days to discuss her own legal case following her stunning libel victory.
The source said: “It is possible that this could include her own damages claim against Becky for misuse of private information and breach of data protection.”
Photographed with a smirk yesterday, Becky, 40, is reportedly considering filing an appeal after her crushing defeat.
Colleen, 36, is due to meet with lawyers to discuss a damages claim after Becky allowed her private posts to be circulated to journalists.
A source told Kristen Bell Tattoos on Sunday: “It was a big win for Colleen. She was pleased with the verdict, but not surprised.
“She will spend the next few days thinking before discussing her next steps with her legal team.
“It is possible that this could include her own damages claim against Becky for misuse of personal information and violation of data protection laws.
“This is something that will definitely be considered.
“Colin will be guided by the legal advice she has received, but after the judge’s remarks, this is certainly a real possibility.”
Becky, wife of 35-year-old Leicester City striker Jamie, faces £3m legal action following her defeat.
She told friends that she refused to be portrayed as a “villain”.
Becky is in talks to write a £250,000 book that she claims will reveal the secrets of the Wagat scandal from start to finish.
It will cover the story of her life, but the bulk of it will focus on the country-wide slander battle and will almost certainly be published in a TV series for an extra £100,000.
A source said, “Several publishers are in talks with Becky’s team about this book, which she is already preparing to write.”
In documents submitted to the High Court in London, she revealed that a previous book deal was derailed by an explosive war of jokes and accusations from Colleen.
She revealed, “It was rejected after it was published.
“No one wanted to be involved in anything that could potentially end up in litigation, and also because, although they didn’t necessarily tell me about it, because of the damage to my reputation.”
Any future case will involve Becky’s former agent, Caroline Watt, 40. High Court Judge Ms Judge Stein ruled that she and Becky were behind the numerous leaks.
Colin, wife of former Manchester United and England legend Wayne, 36, originally filed for Ms Watt to be sued for defamation in February.
Her lawyers told the court: “Mrs. Rooney is trying to file a lawsuit to justify a violation of her rights because Ms. Watt has clearly misused her personal information.
“Hidden leak of stories from Instagram. . . clearly amounts to a misuse of information in respect of which Mrs. Rooney was reasonably entitled to a reasonable expectation of confidentiality.” Her motion was denied by the judge on the grounds that it was filed at 11 o’clock and too close to the libel hearing.
However, Ms. Judge Stein left the door open for Colleen to proceed with the case after the defamation had been settled.
And now, after a 76-page judge’s blunt decision on Friday, sources say Colleen’s chances of winning a second win have skyrocketed, with one calling it a “complete dunk.”
The verdict condemned Becky and Ms. Watt for leaking information from Colleen’s personal Instagram account between 2017 and 2019.
In October 2019, she headlined Colleen’s infamous Wagatha Christie post, which ended dramatically with “This. . . Rebecca Vardy’s story” was “substantially correct” and also backed up by pages of evidence.
Ms. Watt relayed the information with Becky’s “knowledge and approval,” the ruling concluded.
She “knew about this behavior and condoned it,” he added.
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COLEEN Rooney celebrated her victory over Becky Vardy with a champagne party.
The mom of four invited her most trusted friends and family to her £20 million home in Ollerton, Cheshire.
A source said: “She was inundated with messages and flowers.
“She was just celebrating that it was over. Now she can move on.”
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Then, in a scathing assessment, she called Becky’s testimony during the four-day interrogation in court “implausible, inconsistent, evasive and not credible.”
Ms. Judge Stein also ruled that it was likely that Becky deliberately deleted her WhatsApp chat with Ms. Watt, and that she, in turn, deliberately dropped her phone into the North Sea to cover her tracks.
Several publishers are in talks with Becky’s team about this book, which she is already preparing to write.
Media lawyer Mark Stevens OBE of Howard Kennedy said that Colin could sue Becky, but her reputation could be damaged if she did.
He said: “She could easily make this demand, but the problem is that it will look vindictive.
“She could throw away what she won.
“No one will object to her going after Caroline Watt, but she got the win over Becky and should be left to that.
“She should record her victory and leave. Now she is at the peak of her reputation, and everything else will undermine her. This must be the end. Epilogues will only harm those who bring them. There is simply no place for “after”.
Regarding Becky’s appeal, he insisted, “She doesn’t have a prayer.”
Meanwhile, in the coming weeks, Colin and Becky will once again face off in battle – this time on the small screen.
Colleen has signed a deal with Netflix to make a documentary about the case, and the BBC commissioned a competing program featuring Becky’s take on the fight.
Another production company, Optomen Television, is also filming a program about the case, though no pranksters are known to appear on it.
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Matthew Dando, media lawyer at Wiggin
IF COLIN can prove that this information was private, I feel she has a very good chance of winning again. But I would be surprised if she went through with it.
The victory she won is so compelling and so devastating – for both Becky and Caroline – you have to wonder if she’ll live through it again.
It’s not about money. It’s about public vindication. I think Colin already has it.
Becky would go crazy if she filed an appeal because the wording of the sentence against her was so devastating, but desperate people do desperate things.
In my opinion, that’s enough. Colin can’t improve his win, and Becky can’t risk making things worse than they already are.