Rebel Wilson Repays $4.2 Million To Bauer Media

Wilson is hoping to challenge the Court of Appeal's decision in the High Court.

It was Australia's biggest defamation victory when Rebel Wilson was awarded $4,749, 920 from Bauer Media after suing them for defamation in May 2016.

When the verdict was overturned on appeal in June, Wilson was ordered to repay $4,122,755, as well as interest amounting to $60,316,45.

The Herald Sun has reported that Wilson has now repaid the nearly $4.2 million sum after the Court of Appeal in Victoria found that the actress hadn't sufficiently proven her claim that she'd lost work as the direct result of articles printed in magazines run by Bauer Media.

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The court also reduced the total amount of general damages by $50,000, which left Wilson's total payout at around $600,000.

Wilson's claim was that articles published by Bauer had caused her to be fired from roles in Kung Fu Panda 3 and Trolls, and that she was struggling to find work due to her damaged reputation.

Wilson is now hoping to challenge the Court of Appeal's decision in the High Court.

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