Rebel Wilson’s Trial Got Even Weirder Thanks To Magic Mermaids & Peter Pan

The defamation battle between Rebel Wilson and magazine publisher Bauer Media continues unabated, and a new testimony from Aussie actor Hugh Sheridan has brought its bizarre focus on Walt Disney’s lineage back to the fore. 

Sheridan, a longtime friend of Wilson, told the court yesterday that Wilson once showed him a secret apartment within Disneyland. Not just any apartment, though: one filled with a slew of goddamn magical additions.

According to him, images of mermaids appeared on hanging pictures, animated projections appeared on walls, and music from Peter Pan were just a few of the highlights of those exclusive digs.

If you’re wondering what-in-the-everliving-fuck all of that has to do with Wilson suing Bauer over articles she claims damaged her career, we don’t blame you. 

Simply put, Sheridan’s testimony intended to bolster Wilson’s claim she told the truth to Bauer about being related to Walt Disney. 
Earlier, Wilson claimed to be a member of Disney’s Club 33, the uber-exclusive society usually reserved for friends and family of the animation empire, so it follows that Sheridan would want to put his two cents in.
That being said, it wasn’t all mermaids and wonderment. Sheridan told the court that he believed Wilson’s career had stalled after the publication of articles which questioned several other facts about the Aussie comedian’s life.
However, journalist Caroline Overington claims she felt “duped” by Wilson, after she discovered an article she wrote for Australian Women’s Weekly contained alleged falsehoods about the actor’s life. Overington says a follow-up article was intended to clarify several claims made by Wilson.

The trial is ongoing.