Bauer Media, publisher of Women's Day, has had a major victory on appeal in its defamation case with actress Rebel Wilson, with Victoria's Court of Appeal cutting the payout from $4.5 million to $600,000.
A year ago, a jury found that Bauer Media, which publishes magazines like Australian Women's Weekly and Woman's Day, had defamed Wilson when it published a series of articles claiming she'd lied about her name, age, and other details about her life.
The suit was over a number articles, published in 2015, which made Wilson out to be a serial liar.
The appeal court removed the AU$3.9 million ($2.95 million) that the trial judge awarded for roles lost because of damage to Wilson's reputation.
Going into the appeal, Wilson stood firm in her fight against Bauer Media.
But the judge accepted Bauer's argument that there was insufficient evidence Wilson lost millions in potential earnings as result of several defamatory articles in Australian magazines.
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The Court of Appeal said that, in awarding compensation for economic losses, Justice Dixon "relied also upon his assessment of the trajectory of Ms Wilson's career".
It was the biggest defamation payout in Australian legal history.
In other post, she wrote: 'The Court of Appeal in Australia will be handing down their decision in the morning re my defamation case against As I've said before, I have already WON the case and this is UNCHALLENGED!'
The Court of Appeal is yet to determine costs.
Apparently some weight loss companies are using her image to sell their shit, and Wilson's not into it. "I do hope to receive as much as possible to give away to charities and to support the Australian film industry".
When Wilson won the case past year, it was an Australian record for a case, much higher than the AUS$389,000 maximum previously set, by using her "global reach" as justification.