Media Files

Sep 14, 2017

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Rebel Wilson blocks Shannon Deery on Twitter.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Today in Media Files, Rebel Wilson has blocked a Herald Sun journalist reporting on her case, and Hurricane Irma has produced one very sweet moment of live TV.

Rebel blocking without a cause. Rebel Wilson has, apparently without explanation, blocked the Herald Sun's Shannon Deery from seeing her tweets, just before she responded to her record defamation win yesterday. Deery has been reporting on the case for the Melbourne tabloid. He hadn't been particularly sympathetic to the star, who claimed she'd need $7 million in special damages and lost earnings because of a series of articles in Woman's Day. Wilson was awarded $4.65 million in damages in the Victorian Supreme Court yesterday, the highest ever awarded in Australia.

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