S’pore influencer Rachel Wong has been ordered by the Supreme Court to share correspondence with two males concerned in alleged infidelity – Mothership.SG
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Singaporean influencer Rachel Wong has been ordered by the High Court to turn over her correspondence with the two men involved in her alleged infidelity.
A quick background
The 27-year-old is currently involved in a legal battle in which she is servinggoOlivia Wu to Court for defamation after Wu posted a series of six Instagram Stories titled “Cheater of 2020” in December 2020. (Psst, here’s a nifty explanation to catch up or as a refresher.)
Wong is seeking S$150,000 in damages for those Instagram posts. This includes damage to your reputation as a full-time social media influencer and aggravated damage.
While the lawsuit has yet to go to court, Wu requested certain documents from Wong in preparation for the trial by filing a case and petitioning the district court for certain disclosure.
Discovery is a pre-trial process that allows either party to obtain evidence owned by the other.
Among the documents Wu wanted to obtain from Wong are records of Wong’s correspondence (i.e. text messages) with the two men she was allegedly intimate with while she was linked to and later married to Singaporean footballer Anders Aplin.
Four months after their December 2019 wedding, Wong and Aplin annulled their marriage, ending their nearly eight-year relationship.
The two men are:
- A man named Han, who was Wong’s fitness trainer; and
- Alan Wan, who was Wong and Aplin’s wedding host and actor
In addition, Wu has asked Wong to submit her diary entries.
The district court then deemed the documents “clearly relevant” to support either Wu’s allegation of infidelity or Wong’s allegation of defamation and ordered specific disclosure.
Among them, Wong had to give up the following:
- All correspondence exchanged between Wong and Han from June 2016 to June 2020;
- All correspondence between Wong and Wan from June 2018 to June 2020; and
- Wong’s diary entries related to Wan from June 2018 to June 2020
High Court rejects Wong’s appeal
Wong appealed the district court’s decision, but the Supreme Court judge upheld the lower court’s decision and dismissed her appeal on June 28, according to court documents.
Judge Choo Han Teck agreed with the lower court that Wu had “reasonably demonstrated” that the documents she requested were relevant to the trial.
Wu had submitted the following during her request for specific discovery:
- Photocopies of text messages “with lurid details” apparently from a man named Chen Xuan Han
- An entry from Wong’s diary in which she allegedly declared her love for Wan, which apparently included a photo of her lying on his chest
Image by @rachelwongggg/Instagram.
No fishing exhibition
Choo dismissed Wong’s attorney’s claim that Wu’s request for the documents was merely a “fishing expedition.”
“It is not a mere fishing expedition if fish have actually been sighted,” said Choo, who further posited that there was reason to believe other similar entries might be found based on the material Wu produced.
He added: “And if the diaries are presented but no such entries are found, then that should certainly strengthen the plaintiff’s argument in court.”
Wong’s complaint was dismissed
He also substantiated Wong’s lawsuit, in which she claimed that she “absolutely intended” to marry Aplin and was never alone with Wan in their shared hotel room with Aplin on their wedding night.
This “narrative” is imperative to his decision on a specific discovery, said Choo, who further noted that it was not clear and dismissed Wong’s complaint.
“Due to a combination of Instagram language and the attorney’s complete failure to translate this into English, (Wong’s) complaint is full of chaff.”
Wong disappointed by the High Court’s decision
Citing a statement issued on her behalf by Wong’s attorney, Today reported that she was “disappointed with the outcome.”
She planned to pursue the lawsuit, saying it was about “standing up for people who have been victims of online abuse, harassment and defamation.”
In a separate Instagram story on June 30, Wong further added that instead of pursuing the lawsuit in public, she could “keep small, keep quiet, and live in the villain narrative that they painted for me.”
This was in response to an anonymous comment submitted via a chat box opened by Wong, in which the person refuted Wong’s statement, claiming that she was “desperately” trying to “cover her own ass” after being “rightly called out.” ” had been.
Image screenshot by @rachelwongggg/Instagram.
As she went to court, Wong said she relied on the support of the justice system, which she hopes will “honor” her “unchanging” truth and help fight actions she believes are wrong.
Trial dates for the case have not yet been set.
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