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Inside Coleen Rooney, 35, and Becky Vardy’s infamous Wagatha battle as libel case takes latest twist

IT is the bitter feud that has seen former friends fall out in furious style – and yesterday Becky Vardy hit out at the latest twist in her Coleen Rooney libel case.

In an explosive blog, 39-year-old Becky — who is suing Coleen over her “Wagatha Christie” accusations — reacted after learning her ex-husband was being called as a witness in their upcoming trial.

Yesterday Becky Vardy hit out at the latest twist in her Coleen Rooney libel caseCredit: Karis Kennedy

In a highly emotional blog post, Becky reacted after learning her ex-husband Steve Clarke was being called as a witness in their upcoming trial

Describing it as a “dark turn”, she said reports that Steve Clarke, 56 — who she has previously accused of domestic violence — was preparing to give evidence against her had left her physically shaken.

Mum-of-five Becky, who was married to Steve for ten months from 2005, branded the development “victim shaming” and vowed: “I feel the time has come where I may need to start speaking out a little more.”

In a highly emotional 650-word post, she wrote: “It feels like a cruel threat to destroy the me that has survived. I have already been quite open about how mentally vulnerable the abuse I suffered has made me.

“This legal case has always been about clearing my name. I feel that these latest stories are victim shaming. It’s really important that women feel enabled to speak out about their experiences and not be shamed over them or have them used as a weapon against them.

“Speaking out provides support to the thousands of women who are trying to find the strength to break the cycles and leave their relationships.

“When it is used against you, whether in the media or by some other means, it hurts deeply and is frightening.

“I have support and I am strong as I can be, but I am disappointed that I’m being forced to face such headlines (whether they’re true or false).”

The Sun understands businessman Mr Clarke — who denies all accusations of domestic abuse — has provided a witness stat