Total Ledge Rebel Wilson Pledges To Donate Her Potential $7M In Damages

All-around legend Rebel Wilson has pledged to invest any damages she receives from her successful Bauer Media court case back into the Australian film industry.

She’s looking at one helluva payday, with her lawyers announcing yesterday that they were seeking $5.89 million in special damages and $1.2 million in general damages.

“And re my defamation case win, any $’s I receive will go to charity, scholarships or invested into the Aussie film industry to provide jobs,” she tweeted early this morning. “I take being a role model very seriously.”

Rebel has always been a major supporter of the Australian film industry, having herself won one of 16 scholarships to study in America when she was a fledging comedy actor at the Australian Theatre for Young People. (She reimbursed Nicole Kidman for the scholarship money years later, donating it back to the school.)

She also joined Rose Byrne in pledging $15,000 per year for three years to support emerging artists at the school.

Last week she emerged victorious from her defamation case with Bauer Media, over a series of eight articles published in 2015 that painted her a serial liar. Rebel’s lawyers argued that these articles lost her roles in ‘Kung Fu Panda 3‘ and ‘Trolls‘. That total $7.09 million she’s seeking in damages? Her lawyers are calling that figure “conservative”, saying that she could have earned $18 million were it not for Bauer shredding her reputation.

It’s not yet known when Judge John Dixon will assess damages.

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