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Rebel Wilson sues magazine publisher over 'nasty' articles

23 May 2017, 02:48 | Virginia Benson

Paul Jeffers The Age Rebel Wilson leaving court on 19 May

Rebel Wilson leaving court on 19 May

The defamation trial for "Australian success story" and Hollywood movie star Rebel Wilson will hear from a number of witnesses including her mother and siblings, her Australian and U.S. agents, and an old school friend from her childhood in Sydney.

Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson lost movie roles because she was portrayed as a liar in a series of magazine articles, an Australian court has heard.

Dr Collins told the jury about Wilson's working-class Sydney childhood and the hardships she'd faced in making it in Hollywood, years after she'd had a dream about winning an Oscar while ill with malaria.

The articles said Wilson had lied about her name, age and upbringing in Australia.

In the witness box, Wilson tearfully recounted the "nasty" articles that she claims damaged her career after a journalist employed by the publisher had been contacted by one of Wilson's former schoolmates.

The actress said she was nicknamed Rebel and in 2002 made a decision to legally change her name to Rebel Elizabeth Melanie Wilson, taking her mother's maiden name after her parents separated.

He said Wilson thought "she'd never been hit with such nastiness" when Bauer Media published "grubby articles" that defamed her. Wilson said "she can't wait to start giving evidence".

"It's kind of like they're getting the knife and just shoving it further into me", she said.

Wilson says in the past two years since the articles were published, she has only had two roles - one for Absolutely Fabulous, which she did as a favour, and a stage role in London.

Georgina Schoff, QC, for Bauer Media, said the company would rely on four main points of defence, including that the articles were substantially true.

Wilson reportedly plans to sit through every minute of the hearing, which is tipped to run for three weeks.

Wilson said the woman had a problem with her success, and that she couldn't believe Bauer "would print this rubbish". To which Justice John Dixon quipped from the bench "that's called a CUB".

Wilson told the jury she was on powerful drugs and had a premonition while in hospital.

THE judge needn't have anxious about the potential bias of at least one of the people cast into the jury pool for Rebel Wilson's defamation case.

Ms Wilson flashed her trademark smile and nearly looked the part in this new court drama. "I have no current job", she said.

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