What Impact Did Redactions Have on the Release of Rebel Wilson’s Memoir in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand?

What Impact Did Redactions Have on the Release of Rebel Wilson's Memoir in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand?Rebel Wilson and, right, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher.

## Redactions Impact Release of Rebel Wilson’s Memoir

The publication of Rebel Wilson’s highly anticipated memoir, “Rebel Rising,” has been met with controversy after parts of the book were redacted in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

### Legal Reasons for Redactions

The publisher, HarperCollins Australia, has stated that the redactions were made “for legal reasons,” without providing specific details. A note in the UK version of the book suggests that the redactions were due to “the peculiarities of the law in England and Wales.”

### Allegations Against Sacha Baron Cohen

The redacted sections reportedly contain allegations by Wilson against actor Sacha Baron Cohen. In the memoir, Wilson claims that Cohen harassed her during the filming of their 2016 film, “The Brothers Grimsby.” The allegations include requests for lewd acts and pressure to appear naked in the film despite her rule against nude scenes.

### Baron Cohen’s Team Responds

Cohen’s team has strongly denied the allegations, calling them “demonstrably false.” They have also accused HarperCollins of failing to fact-check the chapter in question before publication.

Impact on Release

The redactions have delayed the release of the book in Australia and New Zealand. In the UK, the book has been released with a note explaining the redactions, but the missing content has drawn criticism from some readers.

Wilson’s Response

In an interview, Wilson expressed regret over the redactions, stating that she had wanted to share her experiences openly. However, she also said that she did not want to engage in a lengthy legal battle and had decided to release the book with the redactions rather than delay its publication indefinitely.

Legal Implications

The redactions have raised questions about the legal implications of publishing defamatory statements in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In these countries, it is illegal to print falsehoods that damage someone’s reputation.

Continuing Controversy

The controversy surrounding the redactions is unlikely to abate anytime soon. The allegations made by Wilson are serious, and the legal implications of the redactions are still being debated. It remains to be seen how this situation will be resolved and whether the full contents of Wilson’s book will ever be published unredacted.
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