Rebel Wilson receives record pay out in libel settlement

Bauer forced to pay Rebel Wilson $4.5m

Bauer forced to pay Rebel Wilson $4.5m

The judgment follows a unanimous jury verdict in June that Bauer Media, publisher of Woman's Day magazine, had defamed Wilson by branding her a "serial liar" who "fabricated nearly every aspect of her life".

Rebel Wilson has been awarded the largest payout for a defamation case in Australia's history, the amount totalling A$4.5m (£2.7m). When the jury delivered its verdict they answered every single question in my favor.

Her departure from Australian Woman's Weekly came before the record deformation ruling.

She claimed the articles painted her as a "serial liar" who lied her way to her Hollywood career.

Her counselor, Dr Matthew Collins, had said the $7 million figure was "preservationist" since it was hard to decide precisely what sort of film gets his customer passed up a major opportunity for because of the defamatory articles.

After she scores the role of Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect, Wilson says her phone started ringing constantly with movie offers, paparazzi were parked outside her home and fans hugged her at the supermarket.

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In June, a jury ruled in favour of Ms Wilson after finding that a series of articles had branded the actress a "serial liar" who had "fabricated nearly every aspect of her life".

The "Pitch Perfect" star's legal team had allegedly argued for $1.2 million in general damages and $5.89 million in special damages. "I have been awarded a record sum from Justice Dixon".

She added 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. You know Woman's Day.

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 was just being a lady and not telling my age when I moved to America.

As for her name, Wilson explained, "I went under one of my middle names, Melanie, and my father's surname".

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