Rebel Wilson is suing Woman’s Day magazine over articles they published which she says defamed her.
In a series of stories, the magazine made the actress out to be a liar. The articles appeared in print and online in Woman’s Day, The Australian Women’s Weekly, NW and OK magazines.
According to Wilson, the stories said she lied about her age and background, used a fake name and created stories to make it in Hollywood. She is suing for special damages claiming she missed on roles and others were terminated because of these false stories.
The timing of the stories also coincided with the release of Pitch Perfect 2 in order to gain more attention worldwide- which they did. Wilson claims that at no time was she ever approached by any of these publications to ensure the stories were true or had any basis to them.
Bauer Media Pty Ltd and Bauer Media Australia Pty Ltd are named as defendants in the writ.