Actress Rebel Wilson has lost her final bid to reclaim a record payout in Australia, despite winning a high-profile defamation case. Wilson sued magazine publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar.
A court awarded her a four-point-seven million Australian Dollars payout last year, but that sum was reduced to six hundred thousand Australian dollars on appeal. On Friday, Wilson’s last hope of reviewing the compensation was dismissed by Australia’s top court.
She told reporters that she was pleased the case had reached a “definitive end”. The actress said it was never about the money in the first place, but about standing up to a bully and that she has done that successfully.
She noted that at the end of the day Bauer Media were proven to have told terrible lies which were very hurtful. Wilson has starred in Hollywood films such as Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.