Rebel Wilson Ordered to Repay $3.1 Million


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Source: AFP/Robyn Beck

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has been ordered by an Australian court to repay $3.1 million of the $3.5 million she was awarded in September 2016 after winning a defamation case against a magazine publisher.

Wilson originally brought the defamation case against Bauer Media after magazines owned by the company claimed Wilson had lied about her age, upbringing in Sydney and the origins of her first name, according to Sky News. Wilson said those accusations cost her work in Hollywood.

Bauer Media appealed the ruling claiming the damages awarded to Wilson were excessive.

A court slashed the $3.5 million payout to $454,000 earlier this month and on Wednesday Wilson was ordered to repay $3.1 million, plus costs the publishing company paid for the appeal.


Earlier this month the actress took to Twitter following the ruling, tweeting in part, “Everybody knows I lost money after those maliciously defamatory articles were printed about me. The learned trial judge and Australian jury on the case who heard all the evidence clearly agreed. But somehow the Court of Appeal have been absolutely flippant with regards to my economic loss, not to mention my overall hurt and distress at having to stand up to these bullies.”