Rebel Wilson awarded £2.7m in defamation case

Hollywood's Rebel Wilson wins $3.6 million in defamation case

I concluded that the defences of common law qualified privilege must also fail.

Bauer Media, publisher of Woman's Day magazine, was found guilty of defamation after Justice John Dixon said it had failed to show the claims made against the actress had any substance.

Bauer Media has issued a statement saying it's "considering today's judgement".

"In a series of tweets published early Wednesday morning, Wilson said the case "wasn't just about the money", and shared plans to use the payout to help "some great Australian charities" and "[support] the Oz film industry".

"He said the idea of the exasperated defamation and the phenomenal degree of dispersal makes vindication of specific significance".

Rebel Wilson at the Supreme Court following her defamation trial verdict in June. On Tuesday the court awarded her $3.6 million in damages.

He added the aggravated damages were justified due to Bauer Media's "unprecedented" global reach. For that reason, the cap for general damages in defamation proceedings imposed by the Defamation Act, which is now $389,500, does not apply.

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"Their conduct was orchestrated, it was a campaign created to cast a slur on Ms Wilson, that would attract interest".

Thirdly, their conduct was orchestrated. And finally, the stories were "designed to cast a slur" on Wilson in exchange for clicks.

Woman's Day was the first of Bauer's magazines to publish the claims.

Today Justice Dixon accepted that Bauer Media subjected me to a sustained and malicious attack timed to coincide with the launch of Pitch Perfect 2...

Wilson had been seeking a payout of A$7m, including almost A$6 million for the loss of a specific film role.

Wilson describes herself as a "cashed-up bogan" from a family that bred dogs for shows and ran a caravan business called Petcetera Etcetera selling animal toys and dog chocolates. "I mean, come on people".

For spreading false information, Bauer Media will have to pay the tidy sum of $ 4.5 million australian Rebel Wilson.

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