A sensational libel trial is due to begin next week. Jim Waterson dives into the worlds of celebrity, media and the courts to understand how we got here
The morning of 9 October 2019 began as a normal day at work for the Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson. And then it happened: a ripple went through the Guardian newsroom, as everyone collectively digested what Coleen Rooney had posted on Instagram.
It was a post that would have unknowable consequences for the wife of the former England footballer Wayne Rooney. And for everyone else who was about to be caught in the crossfire.