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.

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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:

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

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