Rebel Wilson Lost Roles Following Defamatory Magazine Articles, Court Hears | australian media



Rebel Wilson claims defamatory magazine articles cost him his Hollywood roles and tarnished his reputation, a court has heard.

The comedic actor, who has appeared in films like Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, said in his writing that articles in print and online in Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, NW and OK Magazine made her a liar in series.

The magazines are published by Bauer Media.

She says the stories accused her of lying about her age and background, using a false name, and creating stories to be successful in Hollywood.

His lawyer, Renee Enbom, told the Melbourne Supreme Court on Friday that Wilson would testify that after the articles were printed, his contracts were terminated.

Enbom said Wilson’s reputation as a fair and honest person has been destroyed.

The court heard that Kung Fu Panda III was one of the movie roles she claims she lost as a result of the articles.

She also says in the brief that she was not contacted until the articles were published.

Wilson’s tax returns are expected to be made public during the trial and Judge John Dixon on Friday ordered that she also provide movie contracts and all compensation since 2011 before a new instruction hearing on May 19.

Wilson did not appear in court on Friday but will testify at the trial, which is scheduled to begin on May 22.


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