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Since it first launched last week, the High Court case between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney has consistently made headlines, as legal teams work to get to the bottom of the 2019 Wagatha Christie scandal.
As the trial enters its final days, Rebekah Vardy's lawyer has had people scratching their heads while trying to work out exactly how Instagram Stories work.
Vardy, 40, has sued Coleen Rooney, 36, for libel following Rooney's infamous declaration that Vardy's Instagram account had been leaking stories about her to The Sun.
In her own makeshift 'sting operation', Coleen posted a series of false stories about herself on a private Instagram Story for a select number of her followers to see, in an effort to identify the perpetrator in her social group.
Rooney alleges that she eventually managed to narrow the leak down to Vardy's account when she was approached about a story The Sun was set to publish based on one of the false stories she had shared on her private Instagram Story.
On Monday, Vardy's legal team questioned Rooney about the elimination process, tripping over themselves as they got into the finer details about how Instagram works.
According to court reporter for The i newspaper Poppy Wood, Vardy's lawyer Hugh Tomlinson asked Rooney: “So you had to manually go in and hide your story from 300 people?”
She explained: “Yes you go into your settings and then you go into hide my story and then you hide it from different people.”
We’re back to old lawyers in curly wigs asking about how Instagram works— Poppy Wood (@poppyeh) May 16, 2022
“So you had to manually go in and hide your story from 300 people?” Vardy’s lawyer asks Rooney
“Yes you go into your settings and then you go into hide my story and then you hide it from different people”
Vardy's lawyer reportedly later got confused over how taking photos for Instagram Stories worked.
Explaining the ins and outs of Insta, Rooney informed Vardy's lawyer that one could take a photo directly on the Instagram app.
Vardy’s lawyer: You have to take a picture on your phone first before you can put it on Instagram stories— Poppy Wood (@poppyeh) May 16, 2022
Rooney: No you can take it straight on Instagram
Vardy’s lawyer: Yes but it will always then save the photo to your phone
Rooney: No not always
Rooney even found herself correcting the lawyer on how older Instagram posts worked, informing him that a new Instagram follower could easily scroll back to look at someone's old posts.
Vardy’s lawyer: You put this post up on Insta in Nov 2017 so if someone followed you in 2018 they wouldn’t be able to see it— Poppy Wood (@poppyeh) May 13, 2022
Rooney: No it’s a post so they can scroll back
Vardy’s lawyer: But it’s quite hard to scroll back through old posts on Instagram isn’t it?
The High Court case between Rooney and Vardy, which began last Tuesday, is expected to last seven days.
The trial continues...
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