Rebel Wilson Awarded Record-Breaking $3.6M in Defamation Suit, Plans to 'Give the Money Away'

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Three months after winning a defamation suit against Bauer Media, the company responsible for publishing at least eight articles that a jury decided had painted Rebel Wilson as a “serial liar,” Wilson has been awarded $4.5 million (roughly 3.6 million in American dollars) in damages. BBC News reports the sum marks “Australia’s largest payout for a defamation case.”

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In a series of tweets published early Wednesday morning, Wilson said the case “wasn’t just about the money,” and shared plans to use the payout to help “some great Australian charities” and “[support] the Oz film industry.”

She continued:

Wilson claims she lost multiple film roles because of defamatory pieces published by Bauer, and called her triumph in the courtroom proof that tabloid journalism is often “disgusting and disgraceful.”

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She’s currently working on a film called Isn’t It Romantic, which seems great.

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