- Wilson, 37, won her defamation case against Bauer Media last week
- The publisher was found to have defamed her in eight articles in May 2015
- Submissions on how much money the actor should receive started on Monday
Rebel Wilson could have made up to $6million following the success of Pitch Perfect 2 if it hadn’t been for defamatory articles published about her, a Hollywood talent manager has claimed.
Last week, Wilson, 37, won her case against Bauer Media – the publisher of Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, NW and OK magazine.
On Monday, a report from Peter Principato was presented before the Supreme Court of Victoria stating the actress should have been offered for roles after Pitch Perfect 2 was released.
Mr Principato said he believed Wilson could have earned up to $6 million after the film and saw ‘no other reason (other than defamatory magazine articles)’ to explain why she wasn’t offered roles, Nine News reports.
Hollywood star Rebel Wilson will make her bid to get millions in lost earnings after winning her defamation case against a gossip magazine publisher
But Bauer Media’s defence lawyer said his opinion was ‘mere speculation.’
Georgina Schoff QC said ‘various other factors’ to explain why Wilson didn’t receive offers, such as other actors being more suited to a role.
The publisher was found to have defamed her in eight articles in May 2015 by claiming she was a serial liar about her real name, age and childhood to make it in Hollywood.
Submissions on how much money the actor should receive started on Monday.
Her lawyers will argue she’s owed millions because she lost roles in Kung Fu Panda 3 and Trolls after the series of defamatory articles were published.
It’s understood Wilson will apply for special damages and will use Hollywood agent and producer Peter Principato to provide expert evidence regarding her claimed losses.