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Rebel Wilson wins $3.6 million in defamation case

UPI News Service, 09/13/2017 

Rebel Wilson has been awarded $3.6 million in her defamation case against Bauer Media after magazine Women's Day published articles stating that the actress lied about her name, age and childhood.

The judgement comes after a unanimous jury found Bauer Media guilty of defamation in Australian court in June.

Wilson's lawyers, while speaking to CNN, said the amount is the "largest defamation damages award in Australian legal history."

During the case, Wilson and her lawyers argued that the articles were inaccurate and damaged her reputation which caused her to lose two roles, E! News reported.

Wilson announced the end of the court battle on Instagram Wednesday alongside a photo of herself surrounded by photographers as she exited the courthouse.

"When the jury delivered its verdict they answered every single question in my favor," the "Pitch Perfect" star wrote as part of a long post that mentions how the release of the articles was timed with the release of "Pitch Perfect 2" and was based on claims made by an anonymous source.

"It was important for me to set the record straight, especially because I have so many young fans. I also feel like it's important to stand up to bullies," she continued.

"I have been awarded a record sum from Justice Dixon. I will be putting that money to good use by donating it to charity and investing in an Australian film."

"I'm looking forward to getting back to entertaining everyone!"

Rebel Wilson/Instagram

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