In Court

Rebel Wilson sues Bauer Media for defamation

Actress Rebel Wilson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo - RTX2JNXN

Actress Rebel Wilson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo - RTX2JNXN

Rebel Wilson is fighting back.

The "Pitch Perfect" star has filed a lawsuit against Bauer Media for defamation, claiming that a series of magazine articles published by the company cost her movie roles by painting her as a serial liar.

Wilson's lawyer, Renee Enbom, said during a court hearing on Friday that the Australian-born actress would present evidence that the articles published by Bauer Media in 2015 led to her film contracts being terminated.

Wilson's lawsuit, filed last year, accuses the Australian publisher of damaging her reputation by printing articles that alleged she had used a fake name and lied about her age and upbringing in Australia. The articles appeared online and in print in several Australian magazines including Woman's Day and The Australian Women's Weekly.

The lawsuit claims that Wilson was humiliated and lost out on roles because of the stories. On Friday, her lawyer told the Victoria state Supreme Court in Melbourne that the articles tarnished Wilson's reputation in Hollywood as a fair and honest person.

Justice John Dixon ordered Wilson to provide the court with her film contracts and evidence of all her earnings since 2011.

The actress, known for her roles in comedies such as "Bridesmaids," is seeking unspecified damages from the publisher. She did not appear in court on Friday but is expected to give evidence at the trial, which is scheduled to begin on May 22.

She's not the first celebrity to go after the magazine publisher. In 2013, Tom Cruise went after Bauer Media and Blake Shelton has also taken legal action against the company. 

Bauer Media did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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