Rebel Wilson says she asked for ‘unflattering’ article to be changed

Rebel Wilson says she asked for 'unflattering' article to be changed

Rebel Wilson

Old photo run by Fairfax showed actor’s ‘fang tooth’ from period before she’d been able to afford dental work to fix it

Rebel Wilson leaves the supreme court in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Photograph: David Crosling/AAP

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson says she asked for ‘unflattering’ article to be changed

Old photo run by Fairfax showed actor’s ‘fang tooth’ from period before she’d been able to afford dental work to fix it

Rebel Wilson, who is suing Bauer Media over a series of articles she says damaged her Hollywood career when she was “hot, hot, hot” property, says she sought to make changes in an online story by another publisher, Fairfax Media, because she found it unflattering and again denied lying about her age.
Wilson claims the publisher of Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, NW and OK magazine ran a series of eight articles in May 2015 that painted her as a serial liar and a fake. She says the Bauer Media articles, which claim the actress lied about her real name, age and childhood, caused her to be fired from two DreamWorks films and meant she missed out on further movie roles.
During the defamation trial in the supreme court in Melbourne on Tuesday, Wilson said she had requested the change to the Fairfax article after it used an old photo that showed a “fang tooth” before she’d been able to afford dental work to fix it.
Wilson again repeatedly denied claims from the defence barrister, Georgina Schoff QC, that she had lied to journalists about her real age.
Wilson told the court she simply told journalists her “standard comment”: “A lady never tells.”
“I understand you’re being paid per day and you’re trying to drag this out as much as possible,” she told Schoff. “To say any lady who doesn’t disclose her age … is a serial liar is a huge leap in logic.”
She admitted she had asked the Fairfax chief executive, Greg Hywood, to change elements of an “unflattering” article that made reference to her age and included the toothy photo.
That request came when she was the face of online streaming service Stan, she said, and Hywood had offered to assist her if she ever needed help.
Wilson said the Fairfax article referred to her attending a film school she had never studied at. She denied she had tried to control media references to her age, stating her request to change the Fairfax article came about because of her “business relationship” with Hywood.
“I knew there was mystery as to my age because I’d stopped disclosing it as of 2009,” she said.
She said the mystery “suited me” but denied she had lied during media interviews.
Schoff accused Wilson of telling a journalist at the Guardian she was only 29 when she was in fact 35. She pointed to an article published in 2015 in which the writer stated Wilson was 29.
Wilson denied giving the journalist inaccurate information and said it was not her job to correct every incorrect detail about her on the internet.
The trial continues.



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Rebel Wilson says she asked for ‘unflattering’ article to be changed