Rebel Wilson has dropped into Twitter yesterday to 1) Educate her fans about people unlawfully using her image to sell shit; 2) Remind everyone she already won her defamation case against Bauer Media; and most importantly, 3) Show off the gorgeeeee Prague filming location for her next film, Taika Waititi‘s Jojo Rabbit.
First up, 3).
Let’s dig into 2), shall we?
In June last year a jury found in favour of Wilson in a defamation case against Bauer Media, finding that a series of articles published in Woman’s Day, Women’s Weekly, OK Magazine and New Weekly in 2015 alleging Wilson lied about her name, age and childhood, were substantially untrue, and caused significant harm to Wilson’s career.
Then, in September, Wilson was awarded the largest defamation payout in Aussie legal history, scoring a whopping $4.5 million. In both June and September, she tweeted that she would be endowing the money on charity, scholarships, and in support of the Australian film industry at large.
Bauer announced their plan to appeal back in October, saying in a statement that the “quantum of damages… has broad implications for the media industry“. In court in April this year, Bauer requested the sum of financial damages be reassessed because of “errors of fact and law“. Which means Wilson’s lawyers are heading back to court on Thursday when the decision on that damages appeal is handed down – and they’re going without Wilson, because hey, she’s in Prague, remember?
She would also like you to remember that she already won, okay? And that while it’s not about the money, she’d like to cop as much as possible so she can donate it all to charity and the Aussie film industry.
Additionally, I’m away on location in Europe filming right now. The Court of Appeal in Australia will be handing down their decision in the morning re my defamation case against @bauermedia . As I’ve said before, I have already WON the case and this is UNCHALLENGED!— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 13, 2018
What happens tomorrow is to do with the losers @bauermedia quibbling about how much they now have to pay me. While this case was never about the money for me, I do hope to receive as much as possible to give away to charities and to support the Australian film industry. ????— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 13, 2018
Now, onto 1).
Apparently some weight loss companies are using her image to sell their shit, and Wilson’s not into it. Like she’ll be investigating. And to be totally safe, she wants her fans to know exactly who she actually endorses. So here’s the list:
Hey guys, just to be clear, if you see me on my own official social media accounts talking about a product with #ad then it is an official endorsement of that product. Anything else is most likely a scam…so please be aware. Anyone unlawfully using my image will be investigated.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 13, 2018
Currently apart from my gorgeous plus size clothing line Rebel Wilson x Angels (available @Nordstrom @Bloomingdales @Dillards @AdditionElle @diaandco etc) the only other endorsement I have done this year is @Amazon for the Super Bowl which was soooo fun ❤️— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 13, 2018
Now all that’s cleared up, can we just say: we all cannot wait to see Jojo Rabbit, hey?
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