Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout drastically reduced

Australian-born actress Rebel Wilson has had her record $4.5 million defamation payment from Bauer Media drastically reduced to just $600,000.

The Woman’s Day publisher was ordered by the Supreme Court of Victoria to pay $4.5 million in damages to the star last June, after painting her as a serial liar in a series of articles in 2015.

However the media company took to the Court of Appeal and had a major victory on Thursday, with the payout slashed by a whopping $3.9 million.


The Pitch Perfect star was not present in court for the ruling, however took to Twitter overnight writing that she had “already won the case”.

“I’m away on location in Europe filming right now,” Wilson tweeted.

“The Court of Appeal in Australia will be handing down their decision in the morning re my defamation case against @bauermedia.

“As I’ve said before, I have already won the case and this is unchallenged!”