Bauer forced to pay Rebel Wilson $4.5m

Ms Wilson is currently filming with Liam Hemsworth in New York City

Bauer forced to pay Rebel Wilson $4.5m

CNN reports that Rebel Wilson was awarded a whopping $3.6 million, or $4.5 million in Australian currency, in her defamation case against magazine publisher Bauer Media.

At the supreme court in Melbourne on Wednesday, Justice John Dixon said a "substantial" payment was required to "vindicate" Wilson after her reputation as an "actress of integrity was wrongly damaged". When the jury delivered its verdict they answered every single point in my favor. It is 4 times the Australian record. In court, Wilson said that Hollywood was age-ist and that she did not lie about her age but that she did not correct journalists who got their facts wrong. Matthew Collins, Wilson's barrister, had said the $7 million figure was "conservative" because it was hard to verify exactly the kind of film contracts his client missed out as a result of the defamatory articles.

And while Wilson's legal team is planning to ask Bauer to pay all the actress' legal costs, Leder added: "Rebel said that this case wasn't about money".

An Australian court believes Rebel Wilson's pitch was flawless. Wilson said after winning, "You're not popular for long in Hollywood, you have a few years until you go out of fashion".

"Equity Dixon has granted me a record entirety and I'm amazingly thankful for that. I'm anticipating assisting some incredible Australian philanthropies and supporting the Oz film industry with the harms I've gotten".

Rebel was not present in court when the decision over the amount of money she would be awarded was announced.

"I don't have a drug past".

On Twitter, Wilson thanked her fans for their support.

'So I reckon treat it the way it should be - like a Mills & Boon, just not as good'.

Back in 2013 Overington said "I see my job as being able to consistently come up with cracking stories that people want to read; and to write them, honestly and fairly". "I am eternally grateful to those ladies". "She's going to be absolutely thrilled".

Latest News