Rebel Wilson wins against Bauer Media in defamation trial

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 15 June 2017

Bauer Media “will consider its options” following today’s verdict at the Victorian Supreme Court that ruled in favour of actress Rebel Wilson.

Wilson took Bauer to court alleging defamation over a series of articles published in May 2015 she says damaged her reputation by painting her as a serial liar and put her out of work for a year and a half.

An all-female six-person jury deliberated for two days over their verdict, ultimately finding articles published in Woman’s Day, OK! Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly and New Weekly painted Wilson as a serial liar.

The dollar figure Wilson will be granted in damages will be decided by Justice John Dixon.

The articles claimed to reveal the truth about Wilson’s "real name, age and childhood". 

Bauer Media says it has "no further comment" to make at this time.

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