Rebel Wilson has taken a stand against a magazine and has won. Rebel was awarded $4.56 million in the defamation case against Bauer Media, multiple outlets are reporting. The judge told the court today:
“The extent of the publication of the defamatory imputations was unprecedented in defamation litigation in this country.”
Wilson and her legal team argued the articles, which accused her of lying about her age, name and other personal details about her upbringing, were inaccurate and damaged her reputation. She also alleged that the articles caused her to lose two roles.
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Just crushed my defamation case in Australia x thank you to all my family, friends and supporters! I had to take a stand. I had to stand up to a bully, a media organization Bauer Media Group who maliciously took me down in May 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles. Far too often tabloid magazines and the 'journalists' who work for them don't abide by professional ethics. Far too often their conduct can only be described as disgraceful and disgusting! I'm glad that the lovely ladies of the jury have agreed with me. Their unanimous and overwhelming verdict has sent a clear message. I love my job as an actress and as an entertainer and I look forward to rebuilding my career now that the record has been set straight. Thank you so much everybody!
While damages have yet to be determined, as Wilson told reporters Thursday, “For me the main thing is to set the record straight.”
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