Rebel Wilson's defamation payout reduced by 90%

16 November, 2018, 19:00 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Rebel Wilson's defamation payout reduced by 90%

The actor speaks to the media in Canberra after the high court refused special leave for her to appeal against the withdrawal of nearly 90% of her record $4.7m defamation payout against Bauer Media.

"I'm so proud of myself that I did that and saw it out right to the bitter end".

Lawyers for Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson are set to appear in the country's highest court today in a bid to continue fighting her defamation case.

The "Pitch Perfect" star was awarded A$4.5 million (RM18.86 million) in damages against Bauer Media previous year over articles claiming she lied about her age and background to further her career.

But Wilson, who attended the brief High Court hearing in Canberra on Friday, is proud she took her fight as far as she could.

Rebel Wilson said she was glad she'd stood up to "a bully" despite losing her bid Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine.

The star of three "Pitch Perfect" movies and "Bridesmaids" won A$4.6 million ($3.5 million) in damages from the German publisher past year after a court found a series of articles accusing her of lying about her age, name and childhood events had cost her roles.

Despite Justice John Dixon awarding the Los Angeles-based star a record-breaking Australian damages payout, Bauer successfully appealed the dollar figure.

Pakistan vs New Zealand - 1st Test Match Preview & Prediction
New Zealand also have a strong pace attack with Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Matt Henry to chose from. New Zealand handed Test debut to 30-year-old left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, leaving out pacer Tim Southee.


Warriors Offer $100 Passes To Games; Seats, Standing Room Views Not Included
They'll now offer a monthly "In The Building Pass" for admission to Oracle Arena for every home game at just $100 a month. The "In The Building Pass" does not get you a seat and doesn't even get you a standing room only view of the court.


David Hockney painting sells for $90M, breaking art record
The initial work was painted and painted over, with Hockney returning to the concept a year afterwards in 1972. His painting depicts two men, one swimming under water while the other watches from the side of the pool.


Wilson had sought $5 million ($7 million AUD) in damages.

However, a court reduced the sum on appeal.

The magazine publisher welcomed the decision.

After a brief adjournment, the High Court made a decision to refuse the special leave application, with costs.

Bauer Media said it was "pleased" that the High Court brought "an end to this matter".

'I have moved on, personally and professionally, and it's great now that it has all come to a definite end, ' she said.

She said while her appeal was unsuccessful, the whole point was "to stand up to stand up to a bully".

Recommended:

  • Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

    Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

    The move has outraged many Aussies, with some calling the changes to the quintessential weekend snack as "un-Australian". The company denied that the guidance was really a marketing ploy meant to go viral.
    Withings reveals new Pulse HR fitness tracker

    Withings reveals new Pulse HR fitness tracker

    This gadget is a wearable fitness tracker that comes with a new design when compared to the previous Pules HR model. Withings - having regained the brand from Nokia - has announced a new fitness tracker , the Withings Pulse HR.
    Deepika, Ranveer share first wedding pictures as husband and wife

    Deepika, Ranveer share first wedding pictures as husband and wife

    Two receptions are reportedly scheduled for later this month - in Bengaluru on November 21 and in Mumbai on November 28. Draped in gold and orange silk saree, Deepika looked an epitome of South Indian bride for the Konkani wedding.
  • NASCAR community reacts to death of Hall of Fame driver David Pearson

    NASCAR community reacts to death of Hall of Fame driver David Pearson

    Pearson, a SC native, retired in 1989 - After 27 years of racing. "He will be missed and will always be remembered". Pearson said, "If you do everything I just told you, you should be full throttle before you believe you can be".
    Stan Lee, The Marvel Comics Legend, Had A Message For His Fans

    Stan Lee, The Marvel Comics Legend, Had A Message For His Fans

    The tweet, which was attached with a video, showed Stan expressing his gratitude for his fans. I can not tell you how much I love my fans.
    Doctor Who New Year’s Day Special Coming in 2019!

    Doctor Who New Year’s Day Special Coming in 2019!

    Instead, the British Broadcasting Company will air a exclusive installment on New Year's Day. This won't be the first time the beloved sci-fi series has played on New Year's.
  • Ireland vs New Zealand, Autumn Internationals 2018

    Ireland vs New Zealand, Autumn Internationals 2018

    So having coached all those guys, they were very ready to play for the All Blacks. Ireland must deny New Zealand time and space in order to beat them.

    Barnier hails Brexit deal that avoids a hard Northern Irish border

    A key behind-the-scenes fixer, a key part of the former lobbyist's job was guiding the Brexit deal through Parliament. After a night of intensive one-on-one talks with her ministers and she then held a Cabinet meeting the following day.
    Yes, Those

    Yes, Those "Trumpy Bear" Ads Are Totally Legit - Buy One Today!

    The Trumpy Bear teddy bear ad on Fox News that had Twitter roaring wasn't out of the woods yet on " The Late Late Show " Monday. The campaign then expanded to 10 networks, including Outdoor Channel and the American Heroes Channel.
  • How to unlock all the Pokemon Let's Go hairstyles

    How to unlock all the Pokemon Let's Go hairstyles

    Once you've acquired it, all you need to do is open your Pokemon Box and open up the summary window of a Pokemon in question. While you're waiting for the game to drop, it may be useful to find out what can and can't be transferred between the games.
    House Republicans elect Kevin McCarthy to replace Paul Ryan

    House Republicans elect Kevin McCarthy to replace Paul Ryan

    Kevin McCarthy of California will lead Republicans in the minority in the House after his party ceded dozens of seats, and Sen. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, was also selected to serve as minority whip in the next Congress, while Rep.
    Lakers, Heat among potential Carmelo destinations

    Lakers, Heat among potential Carmelo destinations

    After a awful year with OKC, he was released from the team and signed to the Houston Rockets for a fresh start as a bench player. In his short time with Houston, Anthony is averaging 13.4 points and shooting 40.5% from the field in 29.4 minutes per game.


Popular

Hamilton questions F1 expansion to new territories
Sky Sports F1 is the only place to watch every Formula 1 Grand Prix, qualifying and practice session live in 2018. When we did have the race nobody came because it was too expensive or there was no interest", he added.

Judge Rules in CNN’s Case Against Trump’s White House
Further, the judge reportedly stated the fact that CNN has other pass holders does not reduce the level of "harm" towards Acosta. Kelly's ruling means that Acosta will have access to the White House for a "short period of time", according to CNN.

Michelle Obama Reveals Why She Hated 1st Trip to Kenya
Her frustrations started right from the airport as Obama's sister, Auma Obama, came to pick them in a dilapidated auto . But now that she is no longer there, she can basically say whatever she wants, Kimmel said.

Trump denies reports of White House chaos despite staff shakeups
The official was reported to have made disparaging remarks about two of the first lady's staff travelling with her. Ricardel also had a fraught relationship with Kelly and Fuentes, according to people familiar with the matter.

FDA to crack down on flavored vapes, menthol cigarettes
"We won't let this pool of kids, a pool of future potential smokers, of future disease and death, continue to build". The proposed restriction on e-cigarette sales would not cover tobacco-, mint- or menthol-flavored products.

Chelsea legend Joe Cole retires at 37
Simply, to the managers, coaches, backroom staff and everyone who has helped me along the way: thank you. The appearances dried up when he joined Liverpool as he played just 42 times in two and a half years.

'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines
With a few exceptions, the advice in the new guidelines is not so different from what we were told in the 2008 guidelines. The previous guidelines stated that only 10-minute bouts of physical activity counted toward meeting the guidelines.

Wikileaks founder Assange charged in secret: court filing
But recently-ousted US Attorney General Jeff Sessions previous year declared the arrest of Assange a priority. Any criminal charge is sure to further complicate the already tense relationship.

Google's new health unit takes over AI sister company, DeepMind
DeepMind said that it remained fully committed to all its NHS partners and to delivering current projects. The whole Streams app is now a Google product. "The move to Google does not affect this".

Rooney's farewell is England win over US
Trent Alexander-Arnold netted his first-ever senior worldwide goal as England beat U.S. 3-0 on Thursday night. He added: "I think ( England are) in very safe hands from what I've seen on the training pitch".