Rebel Wilson Defamation Payout Slashed By Australian Court

Rebel Wilson Defamation Payout Slashed By Australian Court

"The Court of Appeal in Australia will be handing down their decision in the morning re my defamation case against @bauermedia".

Wilson had claimed a series of articles in Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly and OK Magazine in 2015 had portrayed her as a serial liar and damaged her reputation.

Rebel Wilson has had her record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damages award in a defamation case slashed to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of the payout.

Which means Wilson's lawyers are heading back to court on Thursday when the decision on that damages appeal is handed down - and they're going without Wilson, because hey, she's in Prague, remember?

Last year, Bauer were successfully sued by Rebel Wilson for defamation, following a string of articles alleging that the actress had lied about her backstory on multiple occasions.

Wilson said on Twitter the night before the judgment that she had won the case regardless of the damages awarded.

It found that the previous judge had relied on evidence from Wilson and two Hollywood agents to draw the conclusion that she had lost job opportunities.

"While this case was never about the money for me, I do hope to receive as much as possible to give away to charities and to support the Australian film industry", she said.

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Speaking on behalf of Bauer Media, general counsel, Adrian Goss, said: "It was important for us to revisit the award of damages".

"It followed that the judge's award of damages for economic loss had to be set aside".

The Court of Appeal is yet to determine costs.

Wilson's legal representatives were not immediately available for comment.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson speaks to the media out the front of the Victorian Supreme Court after a jury of six has returned unanimous verdicts in favour of Wilson against Bauer Media.

It was previously Australia's largest ever defamation payout.

She would also like you to remember that she already won, okay?

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