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Rebel Wilson wins record £2.7m payout in Australian libel case

Rebel Wilson wins record £2.7m payout in Australian libel case

The Pitch Perfect actress brought the case against two Bauer magazines, Woman's Day and Australian Woman's Weekly, after they published content suggesting that she was untrustworthy and a liar in 2015.

In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Wilson, who is now in the United Kingdom, said she would donate the money to Australian charities and invest in the country's film industry.

The damages award is comprised of $650,000 in general damages, including aggravated damages, and $3,917,472 in special damages for Ms Wilson's opportunity for new screen roles, lost by reason of the defendant's publications. "But I think when I did go to America, I kind of just stopped saying my age".

Wilson sued the company because she said the articles caused her to lose movie deals.

"I'm looking forward to helping out some great Australian charities and supporting the Oz film industry with the damages I've received", Wilson, 37, tweeted from London on Wednesday evening, repeating an earlier undertaking to give the money away.

Wilson is holidaying in Europe subsequent to shooting her up and coming rom-com Isn't It Romantic.

Justice John Dixon sided with Wilson's team, concluding that Bauer Media did not convincingly substantiate the allegations and appearing to agree with her claims that the damaging articles cost her future earnings.

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Rebel Wilson centre is seen in April 2016 on the MTV Movie Awards with some of her Pitch Perfect 2 castmates

Actress Rebel Wilson arrives for her case in the Supreme Court, Melbourne.

"At the point when the jury conveyed its decision they addressed each and every point to support me".

Dixon said the damage to the actress' reputation was "unprecedented" and she suffered "financial loss".

Wilson says a "jealous" and "obsessive" former schoolmate from Wilson's prestigious girls' high school sold her out in order to make "a quick buck".

The judge said he realized that the data from mysterious paid source was false. "I have been awarded a record sum from Justice Dixon".

The banker, who lives in Sydney, said the Australian press could be quite vicious at times.

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