Rebel Wilson Awarded $3.6M In Defemation Case Against Publisher
Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson has been awarded with $3.6 million ($4.5 million AUD) by Australian court in her defamation case against an Australian publisher, Bauer Media, who called her a serial liar. The magazine published at least eight articles against the magazine. The 37-year-old comedian said that the magazine claimed that she lied about her age, name and other parts of her background in order to succeed in Hollywood.
The actress said that as a result of the articles she lost many opportunities such as Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise. The amount that the actress has received is the largest defamation damages award in the legal history of Australia. Supreme Court Justice John Dixon said that Bauer Media failed to show that the claims made by them against Wilson were true or not.
Rebel also took to Twitter to announce about her victory. She tweeted, "Today was the end of a long and hard court battle against Bauer Media who viciously tried to take me down with a series of false articles." The Pitch Perfect actress also said that she fought the case not because of getting money. She further said that the amount that she has received will be given to Australian charities and Australian film industry.
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