How Much Rebel Wilson Made After Winning The Lawsuit About Her Age

Posted September 14, 2017

"The jury's verdict established Bauer Media's publications had branded Ms Wilson a serial liar who had fabricated nearly every aspect of her life", he stated.

Yesterday Justice John Dixon told the Supreme Court of Victoria that the defamation case was "unprecedented in this country" because of its global reach.

Wilson said the articles were deliberately timed to coincide with the release of Pitch Perfect 2 and she said she went from being a "hot property" in Hollywood to someone who was sacked from her voiceover work on Kung Fu Panda 3.

Woman's Day also reported that Wilson is actually 36, not 29 as she had been claiming, and that her real name is Melanie Elizabeth Bownds; both of these things turned out to be accurate.

"Today was the finish of a long and hard court fight against Bauer Media who violently drained to bring me down with a progression of false articles", she said.

"The jury answered every question put to them in Rebel's favour".

Wilson promised in June to donate money from her defamation win to charities or local causes. "It was hurtful and devastating that a corporation would do something like that, knowing that their paid anonymous source and stories were dodgy". It's "four times the previous record", according to its site.

Wilson, who was in Britain, said on social media: "Am going through the full judgment in my defamation case with my lawyers and will make a statement later in the day".

"I consider being a good example important", she said.

Media expert Mark Pearson said that the Rebel Wilson case sends a message to the "industry that trades on gossip" that there are legal avenues available to plaintiffs.

The star said she was looking forward to getting back to her career and "entertaining everyone".

Her lawyer said, following Wednesday's ruling: "The decision by Justice Dixon clearly provides [Rebel] with enormous vindication, which comes on top of the tremendous vindication that the jury verdict delivered to her".