Rebel Wilson sues magazines that said she lied about her upbringing
"I just think it’s really important that the truth comes out in this matter."
You might remember that Rebel Wilson was the subject of some strange rumours two years ago.
Woman's Day, an Australian magazine, published a story in 2015 in which a source claimed Rebel had lied about her upbringing and age.
The actress had previously said in interviews that she was 29 and that she'd had a rough upbringing, but the article called all this into question - the source said that was in fact 35 and that she had had "a very normal, upper-middle-class upbringing."
Interestingly, it turned out that Rebel was indeed 6 years older than she had let on, but she's now headed to court to set the record straight on her background.
She suing Bauer Media, publisher of Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day and OK! magazines, for defamation, claiming the articles about her cost her valuable roles in movies, according to Australia's Herald Sun.
"I just think it’s really important that the truth comes out in this matter. I’m excited to get started," she said.
“I would love to sit here and spend like three hours telling my side of the story because I haven’t been able to say anything, because of the legal proceedings.”
The three-week trial will begin in Melbourne on Monday.