Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rebel Wilson Wins Defamation Lawsuit



Rebel Wilson said she felt the "stain" had been removed from her reputation after she won a defamation trial against an Australian magazine publisher.

The actress accused Bauer Media, the publisher of Australian magazines Woman's Day, Women's Weekly, NW and OK, of costing her Hollywood roles through articles that claimed she lied about her age, origins of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney.

The Victoria state Supreme Court jury of six women deliberated for two days before delivering its verdict against the publisher.

Justice John Dixon will decide later how much money to award the 37-year-old actress, best known for her work in comedies "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids."

"The reason I'm here is not for damages, it's to clear my name," Wilson told reporters outside of court. "I was hoping the jury would do the right thing and send a message to these tabloids and they've done that so for me, it's over in my mind."

Bauer failed to prove the articles published in 2015 were substantially true or that they were unlikely to harm her career.

The jury found Bauer had said Wilson lied about her age, claiming to be six years younger, and had falsely claimed to have been named Rebel at birth.

They also found Bauer had said Wilson lied about having a hallucination about winning an Academy Award while sick with malaria, about her parents being dog trainers, about being related to U.S. entertainment entrepreneur Walt Disney and about being raised in a "ghetto" area of Sydney.

Wilson blamed the articles for her film contracts being terminated.

14 comments:

Doh! said...

Good for her. I wish every celeb would sue all these tabloids and gossip sites that make shit up just to get clicks.

tuga said...

But she DID lie about her age...

HH314 said...

She lied about everything and still won. Amazing
Oh, and Rebel, you don't get more offers because you're an obnoxious twat, not because some magazine published your age

Vera said...

Do you know her or is this speculation? Just asking...

Anna K said...

Clear her name? She lied about her age then blames it on them? She doesn't seem to get along with many people, either.

French girl said...

Enty would be the 1rst to be sued

AyyPapi said...

But you're on one..

Do Tell said...

Rebel Wilson is Matt Lucas in a wig.

NoseyNeighbor said...

What about the idea that she didn't get those roles because they didn't want her? Just a thought.

HH314 said...

She's got a reputation. I do not know her personally but she doesn't operate in a vacuum. She is not liked

dfghhh said...

Yearbook photos prove she lied about her age

police dog said...

so she lied about her age, but she didnt sue them for that, she just sued them for being mean about it?

rebel....you still lied....which makes you a liar.

her being obese I actually think makes her look younger than if she was a healthy human. all that fat giving her youth she doesnt have.

Wildguess said...

From the article: "Bauer failed to prove the articles published in 2015 were substantially true..." So, if this is accurate, not everything they printed was true. And, the reason she won her case.

FOff said...

And I bet you're a real looker....

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