S'pore influencer Rachel Wong ordered by High Court to share correspondence with 2 men involved in alleged infidelity

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Singaporean influencer Rachel Wong has been ordered by the High Court to turn in her correspondence with the two men involved in her alleged infidelity.

A quick backgrounder

The 27-year-old is currently embroiled in a lawsuit where she is taking Olivia 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 explainer to get up to speed or as a refresher.)

Wong is seeking damages of S$150,000 for these Instagram posts. This includes damage to her reputation as a full-time social media influencer along with aggravated damages.

While the lawsuit has not gone to trial yet, Wu sought for specific documents from Wong in preparation for the trial by making a case and applying for specific discovery in district court. Discovery is a pre-trial process which enables both parties to get evidence that's in each other's possession.

Among the documents that Wu wished to obtain from Wong include records of Wong's correspondence (i.e. text messages) with the two men that she was allegedly intimate with while she was attached and later married to Singaporean footballer Anders Aplin.

Wong and Aplin divorced after four months.

The two men are:

  • A man named Han, who was Wong's gym trainer; and
  • Alan Wan, who was Wong and Aplin's wedding emcee and an actor

In addition, Wu has also requested for Wong to submit her diary entries.

Following this, the district court deemed the documents "plainly relevant" in supporting either Wu's claim of infidelity or Wong's claim of defamation and ordered for specific discovery.

Under this, Wong had to turn in the following:

  • All correspondence exchanged between Wong and Han from June 2016...
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