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Actor Rebel Wilson loses appeal to Australian defamation case »Manila Bulletin Entertainment

By: Reuters


Photo: Actress Ribel Wilson arrives at Oscars' Oscar party

Photo: Actress Ribel Wilson arrives at the Oscars Oscar party in Beverly Hills, California, February 28, 2016.

Australian player Rebel Wilson lost an appeal to the court ruling, which cut the record for the German media company Bauer Media, which was slandered in a series of articles, Australian media reported on Friday.

Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids won $ 4.6 million ($ 3.5 million) in damages from the German publisher last year after a court found a series of articles blaming her for lying about her age, .

The judge said he had received the damages to "nail the lie" in Bauer's article.

But a court in June slashed the payment after Bauer, backed by a string of large Australian media companies, appealed the decision and claimed the damages were too high.

The court, in accepting Bauer's appeal for costs, said there was insufficient evidence in the articles that prevented Wilson from getting lucrative jobs in Hollywood and that cut her return to $ 600,000.

Wilson appealed the decision, but the High Court rejected the case on Friday, a national broadcaster reported ABC.

Wilson said on Twitter that she was glad the story was over.

"It has been a long journey in Australian courts in recent years," she said.

"I am determined to stand up to a thug and I am proud of myself for having to win such a huge case and get $ 600,000 in compensation from Bauer Media …. I am proud of this victory and all the hard struggle!"

A spokesman for Bauer Media said the company was pleased that the matter was over.

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