Court slashes Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout

Court slashes Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout

Court slashes Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout

Written by Keshala Dias

14 Jun, 2018 | 8:04 pm

A magazine publisher has successfully appealed against the size of a record defamation payout awarded to actress Rebel Wilson in Australia.

A court had ordered Bauer to pay her A$4.5m (£2.7m; $3.6m) – a record for an Australian defamation case.

Wilson was awarded for damages after the magazine published articles claiming she lied about her age and background to further her career.

Wilson was originally awarded $3.9m (£2.3m) for loss of earnings and $650,000 (£382,000) in damages.

However, the Victorian Court of Appeal reduced the sum to A$600,000.

Wilson, an Australian star of Hollywood films including Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids, has vowed to give her compensation to charity.


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