BREAKING | High Court rejects Rebel Wilson’s bid for appeal

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has lost a bid to continue to fight her defamation case against Bauer Media.

The High Court in Canberra rejected the 38-year-old’s application to appeal after she was ordered to pay back the Australian publishing company almost 90 per cent of her $4.7 million payout.

The Hollywood superstar was present in court for the decision on Friday.


“This has been a long fight, a long journey in the courts,” Wilson told reporters following the ruling.

“But the great thing about today is that it brings it to a definitive end.”

Wilson said the whole reason for bringing her case is that she “really wanted to stand up to a bully.”

“Today was just about a small point of special damages and to me it was never about the money, it was about standing up to a bully. And I’ve done that so successfully. At the end of the day that’s what matters,” she said.

“I’m so proud of myself that I did that and saw it out right until the bitter end.”

Bauer Media released a statement a short time ago, saying they were glad the lawsuit had come to an end.

“Bauer Media is invested in its Australian business now more than ever,” the statement reads.

“Our audience trust our content and our writers and they love our iconic brands like Woman’s Dayand Australian Women’s Weekly.”