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Actress Rebel Wilson ‘excited’ to tell her side of the story ahead of defamation case against Bauer Media

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Actress Rebel Wilson says she is eager to tell her side of the story as she prepares to give evidence in her trial against an Australian publisher.

Wilson, a comedian and actress who has starred in blockbusters including Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, says print and online articles in Woman's Day, The Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK Magazine made her out to be a serial liar.

According to a writ filed in the Victorian Supreme Court in May last year, Wilson says her reputation and credit has suffered, and she has been humiliated and embarrassed.

As she left the Victorian Supreme Court today Wilson told reporters she would love to “spend three hours telling my side of the story” but has been told by a judge she cannot speak on the matter until after she gives evidence.

“Unfortunately the judge said I can’t say anything until I start giving my evidence on Monday,” she said.

“I just think it’s really important that the truth comes out in this matter and I’m excited to get started with it finally.”

The Hollywood star said she may be giving evidence for a few days.

Wilson says the stories published last year accused her of lying about her age and her background, using a fake name and creating stories to make it in Hollywood.

'Bridesmaids' star Rebel Wilson, who is suing Bauer Media for defamation, appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Friday. © AAP Image/Joe Castro 'Bridesmaids' star Rebel Wilson, who is suing Bauer Media for defamation, appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Friday. Wilson also says the articles were timed to coincide with the release of Pitch Perfect 2, to attract maximum attention nationally and overseas.

The writ claims she was not contacted before publication of the articles.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd and Bauer Media Australia Pty Ltd are named as defendants in the case.

Wilson told reporters today she had been forced to pass on auditions to make sure she was available for the trial.

“I’ve had to not audition for any movies at this time, because I’ve known about this trial for about a year,” she said.

But the return is bittersweet for the star, who said the visit aligned with her grandfather’s 90th birthday.

“I’m kind of doing double duty this weekend,” she said.

“I’ve got to do this but then I get to see him, which is great.”

Wilson said she is thrilled to be visiting Melbourne, despite the court case.

“It’s so good to be here,” she said. 

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