Rebel Wilson, most commonly known for being an Australian actress and comedian, has won a defamation case against Bauer Media in the Supreme Court of Victoria in June 2017.
Wilson sued Bauer Media over eight magazines they published which accused her of lying about various things such as her name, age and where she grew up. When giving evidence, Wilson explained that these articles negatively impacted her career as she was fired from two Hollywood films and was not able to get any other significant work following the articles being published.
The jury were required to answer a series of questions to reach a verdict, with Justice Dixon telling the jury to keep one key question in mind – whether Rebel Wilson is a serial liar. The all-female jury of six returned unanimous verdicts in favour of Wilson.
Wilson’s lawyers will now make submissions on how much money she should receive in damages, particularly for loss of earnings such as losing roles in Kung Fu Panda 3 and Trolls. Justice Dixon will assess these damages at a later date.
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