Rebel Wilson says other women have contacted her since she made harassment claims against Sacha Baron Cohen

Artemisia Blythe
The Nightly
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Stripped from the shelves: Rebel Wilson’s new memoir appears to vanish from Aussie bookstores, the same day it was set for a big release. Inside the shock decision

Aussie actress Rebel Wilson set Hollywood alight in her recent autobiography Rebel Rising.

Wilson made claims she had been humiliated and degraded on the set of the 2016 film Grimsby by Sacha Baron Cohen.

The actress said several other women have reached out since she made the sexual harassment claims — and she had found it comforting.

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Rebel Wilson attends the premiere of "The Almond And The Seahorse" & Golden Eye Award for Charlotte Gainsbourg during the 18th Zurich Film Festival at Kino Corso on September 26, 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for ZFF)
Ms Wilson’s memoir Rising Rebel describes situations where she felt harassed and humiliated. Credit: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for ZFF

Wilson said in an interview reported on by The Sun that it was nice to have the memoir out there so people could read not only the headlines but also the chapter.

In the interview, Wilson said it was incredibly hard for women to come forward and say something against such high-profile people — there will always be backlash.

“But I always think the truth will come out,” she said.

Rebel Rising depicts scenes within Cohen’s co-written and produced movie Grimsby where she felt “humiliated” and “sexually harassed”.

During the filming, Wilson claimed she was asked to perform a sexual act on camera.

She said that she felt ashamed that she had not done more when it happened, which was a big factor in why she wrote the memoir.

“What I should have done is left that set the moment that first act happened, I should have left,” she said.

Rebel Wilson announces she is writing a memoir, Rebel Rising
Rebel Wilson has released her memoir, Rebel Rising. Credit: Harper Collins/Harper Collins

At 44, Wilson feels entitled, comfortable and safe to share her story. However, it was not the same atmosphere 10 years ago.

“The great thing about having the #MeToo movement is that now if something happened like that, the 44-year-old version of myself, like would just get out of it, put them on blast publicly, because I won’t stand for that.,” she said.

Cohen and his lawyers have ferociously denied the claims, stating the allegations have “no basis in reality”.

They also accused Wilson of using the situation to promote her book.

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Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen announce divorce. Credit: instagram/supplied

The allegations made by Wilson have set off an onslaught of speculation over her influence in the announcement of the split between Baron and his wife Isla Fisher.

Fisher announced the split on Friday after 13 years of marriage. The pair have three children together and announced their divorce in a joint Instagram post.

“After a long tennis match lasting over 20 years, we are finally putting our rackets down.” the couple wrote.

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gen Isla Fisher Sacha Baron Cohen announce divorce Credit: instagram/supplied

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