Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against Bauer Media

Australian actress and comic Rebel Wilson has just won a landmark defamation case against Bauer Media at the Victorian Supreme Court.

Wilson launched the action against Bauer Media – the publisher of Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, New Weekly and OK Magazine – in May 2016, alleging she was defamed in several articles published in 2015, including a Woman’s Day story titled ‘Just who is the REAL Rebel?’

The articles alleged Wilson had lied about her age, her name and her upbringing in Australia.

Articles were also published across other Australian magazines, including Bauer’s Australian Women’s Weekly, New Weekly and OK Magazine.

Wilson sued Bauer for damages, arguing the ‘serial liar’ allegations had ruined her reputation and cost her lucrative movie roles.

A statement from Bauer said the publisher was considering its options following the verdict.

Mumbrella contacted Wilson’s lawyer Renee Enbom for comment.


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