Becky Vardy breaks down in tears as she reveals trolls call her a ‘rat’ and say she snatched Madeleine McCann


Becky Vardy has revealed cruel trolls branded her a “rat” and even linked her to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann after her bitter libel battle with Coleen Rooney.

The mum-of-five says she received up to 100 threatening messages a day and has had to increase security.

Speaking for the first time since the High Court verdict cost her millions last Friday, she admits: “I felt sick.”

Becky, 40, who is  wed to England and Leicester City striker Jamie, 35, was left reeling when Mrs Justice Steyn described her evidence  as “manifestly inconsistent… evasive or implausible”.

The judge described rival Coleen’s as “honest and reliable”. For Becky, it was a kick in the teeth — and once again left the floodgates open for vitriolic trolls.

She added: “The whole thing has been awful. At its worst, I was worried to be on my own, to leave the house. I was scared to be out in public places.

“Even the smallest things, like going shopping, were horrendous.
“People look at me when I’m out, and I’ve had the odd person saying stuff.

“Everyone always says: ‘These people wouldn’t say things to your face,’ but actually you do get the odd few that go that extra mile.

“People walk past and call me names behind my back. I thought that eventually it would die down, it would go away, but it didn’t. It just got worse and worse.”

Wiping away a tear, she adds: “The abuse I was getting was insane. At the beginning it would be 100 messages a day. I even got letters sent to my home, and some crazy s*** sent over including letters from psychics.

“I was linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, people suggesting I was a member of IS, stuff like that.

“It was as if I’d murdered someone. Every time something happened it was my fault, every time something new broke, it was my fault.”

And Rebekah’s court nightmare might not be over just yet after we revealed Coleen is eyeing up a damages claim.

A source said: “It’s quite possible that could involve her own damages claim against Becky for misuse of private information and breach of data protection.”

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