Celebrities

Rebel Wilson awarded $4.5 MILLION in damages

By Ally Parker September 13, 2017
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BREAKING.

The Victorian Supreme Court has awarded Rebel Wilson $4.5 million in damages.

This mornings' ruling comes three months after Wilson won her defamation case against Bauer Media.

The publisher's magazines Women's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK Magazine wrote a series of articles in 2015 alleging that Wison lied repeatedly in her career.

The alleged lies included her age, name and upbringing in Australia.

Due to the number of articles and severity of the allegations, Wilson sued Bauer for damages claiming the media company had painted her as a 'serial liar', ruining her reputation.

Wilson also provided evidence that the articles cost her film roles and up to $18m in earnings.

Wilson has previously said any monies received via the defamation case would be donated:

Adrian Goss, General Counsel, responded on behalf of Bauer Media:

“Bauer Media has a long history of delivering great stories to our readers and we have a reputation for developing some of the best editorial teams in this country."

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