Hollywood actress and broadway star Rebel Wilson has spoken to press outside of court ahead of her trial for defamation in Melbourne.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ star is currently in her native Australia to fight her case at the Supreme Court against Bauer Media, who she says published articles which accused her of lying about her age and her background.
Though she’s famous for seeing the funny side of things, the Australian comic insists it was no laughing matter when Woman’s Day magazine allegedly damaged her reputation by printing an article in May 2015 that claimed she used a fake name.
According to court documents, Rebel says the article, titled “Just who is the REAL Rebel?”, claims she is a “serial liar who has invented fantastic stories in order to make it in Hollywood”.
The 37-year-old star has shown just how seriously she is taking her case by attending court proceedings in person, while the opposition will give evidence via video link from the US next week.
Rebel told press today (May 19): “Unfortunately the judge said I can’t say anything until I start giving my evidence on Monday. I just think that’s really important, that the truth comes out
She added: “I used to live in Melbourne, it’s really good to be here, so I’m going to have a great weekend. It’s my grandpa’s 90th birthday as well this coming weekend so I’m kind of doing double duty.”