Rebel Wilson: Court slashes actress's record defamation payout

Wilson speaks to the media outside court after her initial victory

An Australian court on Thursday slashed a record libel payout for actress Rebel Wilson, saying there was insufficient evidence a series of magazine articles published by Bauer Media prevented her from getting lucrative roles in Hollywood.

Bauer did not, however, appeal the verdict that the articles were defamatory, but argued the Australian-record damages awarded in September were excessive.

Apparently some weight loss companies are using her image to sell their shit, and Wilson's not into it.

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

The judgment, handed down by the Court of Appeal in Melbourne on Thursday, means the Pitch Perfect actress will receive about $3.9 million less than she had originally been awarded.

Going into the appeal, Wilson stood firm in her fight against Bauer Media.

That sum would have been the largest defamation payment ever ordered by an Australian court.

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In September a year ago, Wilson won the largest defamation payout in Australian legal history, with Bauer ordered to pay $4.56 million in damages after accusing Wilson of being a serial liar in one of their magazines.

The suit was over a number articles, published in 2015, which made Wilson out to be a serial liar.

"It was important for us to revisit the award of damages", said Adrian Goss, Bauer Media's general counsel, according to the Australian paper.

The appeal court removed the 3.9 million Australian dollars that the trial judge had awarded for roles lost because of damage done to her reputation. She said she subsequently had not tried to correct wrong information printed about herself.

"I'm away on location in Europe filming right now", she tweeted.

She would also like you to remember that she already won, okay?

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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