In the two years since the articles were published, she has had only two roles - one a cameo in the Absolutely Fabulous movie, which she did as a favour, and a stage role in London.
Wilson, who is suing Woman's Day publishers Bauer Media for defamation, sat in the witness box for the second day of the defamation trial at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Correspondence from the magazine's editor-in-chief was also shown to the jury.
"Everyone was saying that Rebel was a liar, the grapevine went beserk".
Hollywood comic film star Rebel Wilson has told a Melbourne court of a hallucination she had about winning an Oscar while she was struck down with malaria.
The Fat Pizza and Pitch Perfect star is fighting Bauer over a series of articles published in 2015 that claimed she told "tall tales" to add a "touch of fantasy" to her childhood in order to make it in Hollywood. It was a crisis.
"She thought she had never been hit with such nastiness", he said. She should have been going from meeting to meeting to discuss future roles.
"Rebel Wilson is an Australian success story", Collins said on Monday.
"These articles were a deliberate malicious take-down of me", the actress said as she wiped away tears, according to the Press Association.
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As the mortally wounded elephant cow fell, she incidentally landed on Botha, fatally squashing the husband and father-of-five. The site calls his company "a family operation born out of a mutual love for Africa and its natural beauty".
She did not launch action immediately, but was moved to act after a journalist working for Bauer Media started harassing her grandmother, the court heard.
Rebel Wilson is all smiles while leaving the Supreme Court on Monday (May 22) in Melbourne, Australia.
After receiving the tip in 2012, Woman's Day paid the woman $1000 in 2013, but did not run a story on legal advice.
The trial may last as long as three weeks.
The 37-year-old told the jury she was born Melanie but had always been known as Rebel, and she legally changed her name to Rebel in 2002. The publisher's lawyer, Georgina Schoff, claimed that the pieces were factual and explained, "They weren't nasty articles".
It would also argue the articles were not likely to cause harm to Wilson.
Other actors including Hugh Sheridan and Kate Jenkinson are apparently due in court to give evidence on behalf of Wilson.
Wilson will begin testifying on Tuesday, when the trial, before Justice John Dixon, continues.