Rebel Wilson Awarded Millions in Australia Defamation Case - NECN

Rebel Wilson Awarded Millions in Australia Defamation Case

Justice John Dixon said Wednesday a substantial award amount was required to "vindicate" the actress

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    'Tonight Show' Rebel Wilson Plays up the Single Life

    Jimmy Fallon and Rebel Wilson play up the Single Life. (Published Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016)

    A judge has awarded Rebel Wilson 4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million) in damages over magazine articles she said cost her roles in Hollywood films.

    A jury in Australia's Victoria state had decided in June the articles claiming she lied about her age, origins of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney were defamatory.

    Justice John Dixon said Wednesday a substantial award amount was required to "vindicate" Wilson after her reputation as an "actress of integrity was wrongly damaged."

    Bauer Media is publisher of the Australian magazines Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK. Bauer said it was considering the judgment.

    Halsey Recites Powerful 'Me Too' Poem at Women's March in NY

    [NATL-NY] Halsey's Powerful Speech at the NYC Women's March

    Halsey, whose given name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, gave a powerful speech in the form of a poem she wrote recounting abuse that she and other women have faced. "This is the beginning, not the finale," she told the crowd," and that's why we're here, that's why we rally."

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018)

    The 37-year-old Wilson, best known for the comedies "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids," did not attend court on Wednesday.