Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Ac­tor Rebel Wil­son, who won a defama­tion case ear­lier this year, has ex­plained how hard it was to have her rep­u­ta­tion ques­tioned af­ter be­ing falsely ac­cused of be­ing a se­rial liar.

In an in­ter­view with a lead­ing en­ter­tain­ment chan­nel, the Pitch Perfect star de­scribed the shock and hurt of be­ing por­trayed as a liar and a fraud in a series of mag­a­zine ar­ti­cles that she said al­most de­stroyed her ca­reer just as it was tak­ing off.

“I went from this girl who has just worked her ab­so­lute a** off to get where she was to just be­ing torn down in a sec­ond, in a 24-hour pe­riod,” said Wil­son. “Peo­ple were call­ing me a liar and a fake and for some­one like me [who] prides her­self on be­ing very candid and au­then­tic, it was just prob­a­bly the most dev­as­tat­ing thing they could have said to me.”

Wil­son also shared that she did not lie about her age, but rather chose to not re­veal it, and also did not lie about her name, say­ing she legally adopted the fam­ily nick­name Rebel in 2002.

“It’s very, very stress­ful when you be­come the cen­tre of a scan­dal. And it was so sala­cious. Peo­ple were like, ‘She’s fab­ri­cat­ing her own life to make it,’” re­called Wil­son.

At the time, Wil­son had just ap­peared in Pitch Perfect, a film about a college a cap­pella group that shot to num­ber one at the box of­fice.

Aus­tralian ac­tor Rebel Wil­son was ac­cused of telling lies about her life

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