Rebel Wilson Hits Out At Bauer Media’s Plan To Appeal $4.5m Defamation Case

Rebel Wilson has responded to today’s news that Bauer Media is planning to appeal the the court decision ordering it to pay $4.5 million in damages for defamatory reporting.

Back in early September Rebel was awarded the amount after a jury found earlier this year that a series of eight articles featured in Woman’s DayWoman’s WeeklyOK Magazine and New Weekly that painted Wilson a serial liar were defamatory.

But today Bauer announced it will that it “will be appealing the quantum of damages in the recent defamation judgement”, putting a halt on Rebel’s plans to spend the money in beneficial ways to the community. Their statement in part read:

It’s important for us to revisit this unprecedented decision on the quantum of damages, which also has broad implications for the media industry.

Rebel also opened up on her hope that an appeal will only further expose the alleged shitty practices of Bauer, and also decried them for hiring a PR agency in an attempt to put a positive spin on today’s news:

We’ll keep you up to date with when and how the appeal process goes down.