Rebel Wilson suing Woman's Day and others for defamation, damages

Rebel Wilson says articles made her out to be liar, and she's lost work because of it. Photo / AP
Rebel Wilson says articles made her out to be liar, and she's lost work because of it. Photo / AP

Rebel Wilson is suing a glossy magazine publisher over a series of articles she says defamed her.

Wilson, a comedian and actress who has starred in blockbusters including Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, says print and online articles in Woman's Day, The Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK Magazine made her out to be a serial liar.

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According to a writ filed in the Victorian Supreme Court, Wilson says her reputation and credit has suffered, and she has been humiliated and embarrassed.

She is also suing for special damages, claiming she missed out on roles, and others were terminated because of the articles.

Wilson says the stories last year accused her of lying about her age and background, using a fake name and creating stories to make it in Hollywood.

Wilson also says the articles were timed to coincide with the release of Pitch Perfect 2, to attract maximum attention nationally and overseas.

The writ, made available on Monday, claims she was not contacted before publication of the articles.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd and Bauer Media Australia Pty Ltd are named as defendants in the writ.

- news.com.au

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