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Rebel Wilson Wins $3.6 Million Defamation Payout

14 September 2017

According to Wilson's lawyer, this is the highest amount ever awarded in an Australian libel case, due to Victoria's $389,500 cap on defamation cases.

Wilson's legitimate group had contended for $5.89 million in exceptional harms and $1.2 million by and large harms. She says she had to rely on talent only to break through, unlike fellow Aussie exports, the "glamorous" Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts. Unless substantial damages are awarded there is a real risk that the public will not be convinced of the seriousness of the defamation, but will rather wrongly conclude that the articles were trivial or not that serious.

On Wednesday, an Australian court awarded Rebel Wilson a huge payday.

After Wilson won her defamation case in June, chief executive of Bauer Media Nick Chan stepped down.

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In a press release, Wilson's lawyer, Richard Leder is quoted as saying in part, "Today's decision sends another important message".

News Corporation have not said whether they see Overington as a liability after the Victorian Court basically ruled that Overington failed to check facts before publishing a story in Bauer Media publications. "This is the thing that we are centered around", he said.

Wilson, 37, continued, "Today Justice Dixon gave his considered full judgement".

She additionally said she would utilize the assets to make grants and put resources into Australia's film industry in the expectation of making more open doors for best in class performing artists. "I also feel like it's important to stand up to bullies", she continued.

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Wilson said she was very different from glamorous Australian actresses like Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts and this appeared to have upset some people in Australia.

She said she developed eczema and a urinary tract infection as a result of the articles and a stress sore broke out on her upper lip, forcing filmmakers to delete several scenes from the movie How to Be Single.

"The judge said he knew that the info from anonymous paid source was false and that Bauer Media traded recklessly on my reputation in order to boost its own profits".

"The jury answered every question put to them in Rebel's favour".

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Rebel Wilson Wins $3.6 Million Defamation Payout