Rebel Wilson Awarded $4.6 Million In Defamation Win

Rebel Wilson awarded $5m payout in defamation case

Rebel Wilson awarded $5m payout in defamation case

And on Wednesday, Karl Stefanovic chose to unleash his wrath once again, this time at Woman's Day magazine following Rebel Wilson's $4.5million defamation win against Bauer Media.

Justice John Dixon told the Supreme Court of Victoria that the case was "unprecedented in this country" on account of the global scale.

Rebel Wilson has been awarded the largest payout for a defamation lawsuit in Australian history.

A Victorian Supreme Court judge awarded the Pitch Perfect star more than $4.5million, which she previously said she will give to charity.

Wilson says a "jealous" and "obsessive" former schoolmate from Wilson's prestigious girls' high school sold her out in order to make "a quick buck".

The 37-year-old Wilson, best known for the comedies "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids", was in London on Wednesday and her lawyers were unable to immediately talk to her about the decision.

BAUER Media has been ordered to pay more than $4.5 million in damages to Australian actress Rebel Wilson.

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First, Bauer Media failed to properly investigate the allegations made against Ms. Wilson, and published them in Women's Day, knowing them to be false.

Wilson announced the end of the court battle on Instagram Wednesday alongside a photo of herself surrounded by photographers as she exited the courthouse.

A series of emails between a Woman's Day journalist and the anonymous source were read out in court.

Justice John Dixon said a substantial award amount was required to "vindicate" Wilson after her reputation as an "actress of integrity was wrongly damaged".

Media expert Mark Pearson said that the Rebel Wilson case sends a message to the "industry that trades on gossip" that there are legal avenues available to plaintiffs. "In the full media glare, Bauer Media's defence of this case attempted to characterise its articles as true or as trivial or not likely to be taken seriously".

The Hollywood actress and comedian sued the German-owned magazine company for publishing a series of defamatory stories in 2015.

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