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Bauer Destroyed Rebel Wilson's Reputation To Flog Magazines, Court Told

Bauer Destroyed Rebel Wilson's Reputation To Flog Magazines, Court Told”

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 publisher owns magazines Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly and OK Magazine.

Other actors including Hugh Sheridan and Kate Jenkinson are apparently due in court to give evidence on behalf of Wilson.

Wilson said she was born Melanie Elizabeth Bownds, but that her mother had wanted to name her after a little girl called Rebel who sang at her wedding.

Wilson's lawyer says his client was devastated by a series of magazine articles the actress says painted her as a liar and subsequently cost her roles in Hollywood.

Collins said that, in the wake of the articles, Wilson stopped being offered roles, was sacked from several films, began taking sleeping tablets and developed a stress rash on her arms and around her mouth.

She told reporters she had not been able to audition for movies because of her pending trial.

She denied claims from Bauer's defence counsel that the articles, which she says portrayed her as a serial liar and a fake, were light-hearted in tone and had no serious effect on her.

Wilson is seeking unspecified damages from the publisher.

"These articles were a deliberate malicious take-down of me", Wilson said.

The 37-year-old actress and comedian claims the articles caused her to be fired from the movies Trolls and Kung Fu Panda 3, and left her unable to secure future roles.

The trial continues, with Rebel expected to take to the witness stand later this week.

The court also heard that Ms Wilson had lost acting opportunities because of the articles.

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.

"My mum's obsessed with dogs", Wilson said.

Ms Wilson told media outside court that it was traumatic to relive the saga.

The Pitch Perfect star launched legal action against Bauer Media executives in May 2016 after a number of their publications in her native Australia featured reports suggesting she had lied about her background such as her age, real name, and upbringing.

"To stand up there like that, " she said.



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