Australia Rebel Wilson to take her defamation case against magazine group all the way to the High Court after previous judgement ordered her to give back most of initial damages payment

17:07  11 july  2018
17:07  11 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Rebel Wilson et al. posing for the camera: Australian actress Rebel Wilson (pictured) is taking her defamation case against a magazine all the way to the High Court despite previous orders© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Australian actress Rebel Wilson (pictured) is taking her defamation case against a magazine all the way to the High Court despite previous orders Australian actress Rebel Wilson is taking her defamation case against a magazine publisher all the way to the High Court after having lost the previous case.

The Hollywood superstar initially was awarded an Australian record $4.5 million in her case against Bauer Media - publisher of Woman's Day, NW and Women's Weekly.

However Bauer appealed the damages amount, and it was reduced to $600,000.

Rebel Wilson et al. standing next to a person: The Hollywood superstar (pictured) was previously ordered to repay the $4.5 million she received from Bauer Media in the payout - however the figure was drastically reduced© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Hollywood superstar (pictured) was previously ordered to repay the $4.5 million she received from Bauer Media in the payout - however the figure was drastically reduced

In a new twist, the comedy actress lodged an application on Wednesday for special leave to appeal to the High Court, the Herald Sun reported.

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The application will be considered by two judges of the High Court in Melbourne  and if the court refuses to hear the appeal, the matter will end.

'We are considering the issues raised by Ms Wilson and our position in relation to them,' Bauer Media general Counsel Adrian Goss said.

The Australian company has 21 days to respond to the appeal, explaining why it believes the court should reject the application.

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“The damage suffered by Miss Wilson warrants a substantial damages award to vindicate her and nail the lie,” Justice John Dixon said, reading out a summary of his judgment . The previous record for damages in a defamation case in Australia was A.3 million, two legal experts said.

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If the High Court does grant the right to appeal, the hearing will be held in Canberra.

A result is expected to take up to three months.

Wilson claimed she wouldn't make a cent from the case after the Victorian Court of Appeal ordered her to repay most of the money to the magazine publisher.

Bauer Media had been found liable for a series of articles which portrayed her as a 'serial liar' and the actress claimed those reports had cost her film roles and earnings.

Victoria's Court of Appeal in late June ordered Wilson to pay back to the magazine group $4,183,071.45 - including $60,316.45 in interest.

The appeal found Wilson was not entitled to $3.9 million in economic damages relating to a loss of income.


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