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Jun 14, 2018

Media Files: Rebel Wilson defamation damages slashed

The Court of Appeal has overturned Rebel Wilson's record defamation payout, slashing it by $3.9 million. Bauer Media will now only be liable to pay $600,000 to the actor.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

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Rebel Wilson damages slashed. Actress Rebel Wilson has had her record defamation damages payout slashed in an appeal. Wilson was awarded $4.5 million including special damages by the Victorian Supreme Court in a case against Bauer Media over articles published by Woman's Day. Bauer appealed the damages bill and this morning it was cut down to general damages only, of $600,000. The Court of Appeal founds she had not sufficiently proved that she'd lost Hollywood roles because of the articles. Wilson has said she was going to donate the money to charity, which she reiterated on Twitter last night.

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