Rebel Wilson Awarded $3.66 Million Over Claims She Lied About Her Age


Rebel Wilson had a Pitch Perfect payday on Wednesday, when she was awarded $3.66 million by an Australian decider in a insult box opposite a repository publisher that printed articles that she pronounced cost her film roles in Hollywood.

The 37-year-old star had sued Bauer Media — publisher of a Australian magazines Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, NW and OK — after the magazines published reports in 2015 claiming she lied about her age, origins of her initial name and her upbringing.

The articles cited a former classmate, who indicted a Bridesmaids star of being 7 years comparison than what a media had been reporting. The classmate had also claimed Wilson went by a opposite name in high school.

At a time a articles were initial published, Wilson brushed off a accusations by joking on Twitter: “OMG I’m indeed a 100 year aged charmer before famous as “CC Chalice” ….thanks untrustworthy Australian press for your high poppy syndrome x.”

But she was distant some-more critical about it come justice time — attending each day of a three-week hearing and sitting in a declare box for 6 days, the BBC reported, where she claimed a 8 articles published by Bauer formula in her being dismissed from dual underline films underneath a faith that she was a sequence liar.

A Supreme Court jury in Australia’s Victoria state ruled in Jun that a articles were defamatory, the Associated Press reported.

Justice John Dixon postulated Wilson a large sum on Wednesday – that was 4 times aloft than a prior Australian record for a insult box — in sequence to “vindicate” Wilson after her repute as an “actress of firmness was poorly damaged.”

“Substantial clearance can usually be achieved by an endowment of indemnification that underscores that Ms. Wilson’s repute as an singer of firmness was poorly shop-worn in a demeanour that influenced her marketability in a outrageous worldwide marketplace,” he said, CNN reported.

Rebel Wilson
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While Wilson was not in justice on Wednesday, she did pronounce about a Judge’s statute on Twitter, thanking fans for their adore and support.

“Today was a finish of a prolonged and tough justice conflict opposite Bauer Media who viciously attempted to take me down with a array of fake articles,” she wrote. “When a jury delivered a outcome they answered each singular indicate in my favor. Today Justice Dixon supposed that Bauer Media subjected me to a postulated and antagonistic conflict timed to coincide with a launch of Pitch Perfect 2.”


“The decider supposed but gift that we had an intensely high repute and that a repairs inflicted on me was substantial,” she continued. “He pronounced a inlet of a aggravated insult and a rare border of distribution creates clearance of sold importance.

“The decider pronounced he knew that a info from unknown paid source was fake and that Bauer Media traded fast on my repute in sequence to boost a possess profits. Justice Dixon has awarded me a record sum and I’m intensely beholden for that. It is 4 times a Australian record.”

As she had previously pronounced in June, Wilson done it transparent that her box wasn’t about a income — once again earnest to present her loot to a gift and to deposit it behind into a Australian film industry.

“I’m looking brazen to assisting out some good Australian charities and ancillary a Oz film attention with a indemnification I’ve received,” she tweeted Wednesday. “Also looking brazen to removing behind to my career and interesting everyone!”

In Feb 2016, Wilson non-stop adult about a reports during an coming on ABC’s Australia show Home Delivery.

“If we was guilty of something, we mean, we don’t unequivocally have any skeletons in my closet, that is because it’s utterly tough for people to write bad things about me,” she said. “You know, we don’t have a drug obsession or a tip child. But we consider when we did go to America, we kind of only stopped observant my age.”

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Asked if she believes Hollywood is too judgmental over age, Wilson said, “They are, it’s Hollywood. we mean, come on people.”

She added, “But a existence is when we work in America, we have to uncover your pass and your visa for each singular job, so it’s not like we can censor how aged we were. So for a press to do a story that we was deliberately fibbing or whatever, no. we was only being a lady and not revelation my age when we changed to America. That’s not unequivocally a crime. Also, many actresses do that.”

As for her name, Wilson explained, “I went underneath one of my center names, Melanie, and my father’s surname. And also, Rebel, during a Christian girl’s school, is not like a best name to have.”

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