Rebel Wilson chasing movie roles millions

June 16, 2017

Rebel Wilson will likely be awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars from her defamation trial.

Rebel Wilson is due to return to court where Victorian Supreme Court Justice John Dixon will hear submissions regarding damages after the actress won her month-long defamation case against Bauer Media.

A six-woman jury on Thursday afternoon returned a verdict overwhelmingly in the actor's favour against the "bully" tabloid magazine publisher.

Wilson, 37, sued Bauer - the publisher of Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK magazine - over eight articles in 2015 that claimed she was a serial liar and told "pork pies" about her real name, age and childhood to make it in Hollywood.

Wilson and barrister Matthew Collins QC were able to prove that Wilson had not lied to journalists and that the articles had caused her harm.

They were also able to prove the first of the articles, written by Woman's Day journalist Shari Nementzik, was malicious in its intent.

Wilson and Dr Collins, however, have claimed the case was not about money but about restoring the Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids star's reputation and removing the "stain".

"There was so much mud slung at me throughout the case, just a ridiculous amount, and I had to sit there and cop it," Wilson said outside court.

"I know my life story, I've lived it, I'm proud of it and had nothing to hide."

The star joked that she got through the stress of her case by thinking about her movie, in which she will get to "pash" fellow Australian star export Liam Hemsworth.

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