Rebel ordered to repay $4.18m to Bauer Media

The Court of Appeal has ordered Rebel Wilson to repay $4,183,071.45, including $60,316.45 in interest, to Bauer Media after her defamation payout was reduced.

Wilson’s original $4.5m win included $3.917m in special damages.

While she won the case her, an appeal by the publishing giant left her with $600,000 in general damages.

She looked set to appeal to the High Court with statements made earlier this month on Twitter.

“I was hoping the Court of Appeal in Australia would deliver a reasonable judgement today….ummmmm seeing as that HAS CLEARLY NOT happened I look forward to appealing! There’s some really bizarre things in there guys that are so obviously challengeable!” she tweeted.

“Everybody knows I lost money after those maliciously defamatory articles were printed about me by @bauermedia in 2015. The learned trial judge and Australian jury on the case who heard all the evidence clearly agreed.”

Wilson had pledged to reinvest her payout into Australian screen projects.

Source: News Corp


  1. So the mags continue to write half truths and lies without being accountable. eg; Every week Jennifer Aniston is pregnant. It’s just crazy.

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