Rebel Wilson Wins Defamation Case Against Magazine Publisher

Hollywood star says media company published lies that severely damaged her career

Rebel Wilson has won a defamation trial against a major magazine publisher. The Bridesmaids actress claimed that Bauer Media, the company behind titles like Woman's Day and OK, published lies about her that negatively affected her career.

According to the Washington Post, Wilson fought against articles that claimed she lied about her age, upbringing, and origins of her name. “The reason I’m here is not for damages, it’s to clear my name,” the 37-year-old actress told reporters outside the Melbourne courthouse. “I was hoping the jury would do the right thing and send a message to these tabloids and they’ve done that so for me, it’s over in my mind.”

The actress said that the articles caused her to lose film contracts. According to The Australian, Wilson was called "too divisive" to be in Kung-Fu Panda 3 in 2015. She was fired from the DreamWorks movie after putting in over a year of work. 

A judge will now decide how much in damages Wilson will receive. 


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