Rebel Wilson wins $3.6M against publisher for defamation
ANI | Updated: Sep 13, 2017 15:12 IST
Sydney [Australia], September 13 (ANI): Comedian Rebel Wilson has been given $3.6 million (A$4.6Million) compensation for being defamed by "bully" media publisher.
She has just received Australia's biggest ever defamation payout following her bitter legal dispute with the publisher.
According to news.com.au, the judge claimed the extent of Wilson's defamation was "unprecedented" and warranted substantial damages to the comedian.
The 37-year-old actress has been very outspoken about her legal battle with the publication house on social media.
On Wednesday, she took to Twitter and announced that she had won the bitter case captioning, "Today was the end of a long and hard court battle against Bauer Media who viciously tried to take me down with a series of false articles."
Today was the end of a long and hard court battle against Bauer Media who viciously tried to take me down with a series of false articles.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) September 13, 2017
In a series of tweets, she highlighted that the case "wasn't about the money" and that she would donate the damages to "some great Australian charities" and the Australian film industry.
To me though, this case wasn't about the money.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) September 13, 2017
I'm looking forward to helping out some great Australian charities and supporting the Oz film industry with the damages I've received.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) September 13, 2017
The 'Pitch Perfect' actress was seemingly very happy about the victory as she thanked everyone for their love and support throughout the case on social media.
The legal battle comes over a series of defamatory articles which the actress claimed that it was untrue and it even led her to lose out on Hollywood movie roles.
The articles claimed she lied about her real name, age and childhood in a bid to make it in Hollywood. (ANI)