Rebel Wilson Wins Millions In Defamation Case

Rebel Wilson awarded £2.75m in damages

For instance, defamation laws in Australia are stricter than in the United States.

Media law specialist and a partner with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Nicholas Pullen, called the judgement "breathtaking".

"It was a completely innocent mistake", Wilson told the court, explaining that she had offered to meet face-to-face to apologise.

Outside court, Wilson's teaching specialist, Richar Leder, said his customer would be completely excited with the choice.

The banker, who lives in Sydney, said the Australian press could be quite vicious at times. "This is the thing that we are centered around", he said.

The actress went on to say how she would use the money help a number of charities as well as support the Australian film industry.

"This case wasn't about the money", she wrote.


Wilson recounts how after Year 12, she visited South Africa and was struck down by malaria, which she described as a "voodoo disease" where she felt disconnected from her body.

Woman's Day also reported that Wilson is actually 36, not 29 as she had been claiming, and that her real name is Melanie Elizabeth Bownds; both of these things turned out to be accurate.

In a long arrangement of tweets she said she was satisfied with the result and emphasized her responsibility regarding giving the cash to philanthropy. Justice Dixon's award recognises the serious harm caused to Rebel's reputation and held Bauer Media to account for what the judge accepted was an orchestrated campaign against her. When the jury delivered its verdict they answered every single question in my favor.

Bauer Media said it was considering the judgment. "He said the nature of the aggravated defamation and the unprecedented extent of dissemination makes vindication of particular importance. It was hurtful and devastating that a corporation would do something like that, knowing that their paid anonymous source and stories were dodgy".

"It was important for me to set the record straight, especially because I have so many young fans", she posted on Instagram.

The judgement was nearly four times the previous highest defamation finding in Australian legal history.

"To me however, this case wasn't about the cash".

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