• Rebel Wilson has published a new memoir
  • The rules in Australia have altered her book
  • THIS is what was redacted

Rebel Wilson's explosive new memoir, 'Rebel Rising,' has finally hit the shelves, but fans in Australia and New Zealand are in for a surprise. An entire chapter detailing Wilson's experience with Sacha Baron Cohen on the set of the 2016 comedy 'Grimsby' has been redacted. Dive into the controversy, the legal battles, and what this means for readers Down Under!

The feud continues

Rebel Wilson has stirred the pot with her latest memoir, 'Rebel Rising,' but not everyone will get the full story. Due to "legal reasons," HarperCollins Australia has blacked out an entire chapter titled "Sacha Baron Cohen and Other Assholes' in the editions sold in Australia and New Zealand.

While the U.S. got the unfiltered version three weeks ago, complete with juicy details extracted in 'People' magazine, Aussies and Kiwis will find pages of black lines where scandalous revelations should be. The UK isn't spared either, with "most of one page" and "some other small redactions" making the cut, all in the name of defamation law differences worldwide.

The chapter in question sheds light on Wilson's "worst experience" while filming 'Grimsby' alongside Baron Cohen, where the duo played a married couple. Wilson's allegations were met with swift denial from Baron Cohen's camp, claiming "extensive detailed evidence" contradicts her account. Yet, Wilson stood her ground, refusing to be "bullied or silenced."

The chapter will be printed entirely as blacked out lines in Australia and New Zealand.

This means the Australian edition will be the most affected of all versions of the Australian actor’s book. Differences in defamation law around the world have determined how much of the chapter can be included.

On Wednesday, HarperCollins in the UK confirmed to the 'Guardian' that "most of one page" would be redacted there, along with "some other small redactions" and "an explanatory note" added in.

In the UK edition, published there on Thursday, Wilson describes it as "the worst experience of my professional life", with a new line adding that her account "can’t be printed here due to peculiarities of the law in England and Wales". Most of a page in the UK edition is blacked out, along with several more redacted lines on other pages.

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Despite the drama, "Rebel Rising" promises to be a page-turner, offering insights into Wilson's life and career. But will the redacted chapter overshadow the memoir's release, or will curiosity propel sales even further? Only time will tell. 

As the saga unfolds, Baron Cohen's representatives have hailed the redactions as a "clear victory," slamming the claims as "demonstrably false." HarperCollins, caught in the crossfire, has yet to fact-check the controversial chapter, leading to a legal and PR kerfuffle.