Rebel Wilson Sues Aussie Magazine

Rebel returns to home country to face defamation case

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Aussie Actress Rebel Wilson has returned down under, not to make a new movie, but to sue Bauer Media’s Woman’s Day magazine for defamation.

In 2015, the magazine, along with other Bauer Media mags OK! and Women’s Weekly, published articles about the actress saying that she was lying about her age and background, using a fake name and creating stories to make it in Hollywood.

As a result, Wilson says she ‘lost work because of what was written’, with her lawyer, Renee Embom, telling a court last Friday that ‘the articles heavily impacted her livelihood and further career prospects’ and ‘Wilson’s reputation as a fair and honest person had been destroyed’.

“Ms Wilson will give evidence that after the articles, her contracts were terminated”, she continued

“She was told she was too divisive … it’s destroyed (her) reputation as a fair and honest person”.

The trial regarding this court is set to start on May 22.

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Rowena Nagy is a graduate of The University of Tasmania and has over three years of experience as a writer and journalist and brings that knowledge and skill to all tasks she approaches. She has also worked in radio, co-hosting and co-producing a news and current affairs program during her Bachelor of Arts Degree and received a second-class lower division score for her Honours thesis on celebrity, media, and privacy. Rowena aims to gain experience in all areas of media and has high career aspirations.