Rebel Wilson awarded record $5m payout from Victorian Supreme Court after Bauer Media claimed she was a serial liar


Australian actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded NZ$5.03m in damages over her defamation case against Bauer Media.

The 37-year-old’s payout, the highest ever for defamation in Australia, was announced in the Victoria Supreme Court this morning.

It follows a well-publicised case in June, in which the magazine publisher was found to have maliciously defamed Miss Wilson in eight articles published in 2015.

The articles claimed the Pitch Perfect star was a serial liar.

Miss Wilson had claimed more than $7 million in damages, and has previously said she would donate any payout to charity, or invest it in the Australian film industry.

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