Entertainment 'Unethical': Rebel Wilson lashes Bauer ahead of High Court appeal

07:17  13 july  2018
07:17  13 july  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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

  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 The Hollywood superstar was previously ordered to repay the $4.5 million she received from Bauer Media in the payout - however the figure was drastically reduced.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.

Actor says her career was on ‘upwards trajectory’ before she was defamed by Bauer Media.

Hollywood star Rebel Wilson is taking defamation case to the high court . The Australian actress has lodged application to appeal the previous decision. Actor Rebel Wilson ordered to repay Bauer Media .1 million

Video provided by Nine News

Rebel Wilson has labelled Bauer Media's behaviour "shockingly unethical" ahead of her High Court appeal.

Lawyers intend to argue the Pitch Perfect star's defamation payout shouldn't be reduced given her career was on an "upwards trajectory" prior to a series of damaging articles being published.

Wilson was last month ordered to repay most of her record $4.7 million payout after magazine giant Bauer successfully appealed the decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Her legal team has now initiated further proceedings in the High Court of Australia.

Calls for Adelaide Archbishop to resign

  Calls for Adelaide Archbishop to resign An number of high profile politicians are calling for Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to resign after he was sentenced for concealing child sex abuse.Philip Wilson, 67, is the most senior Catholic official in the world to be found guilty of such a crime and was earlier this week sentenced to 12 months in jail with a six-month non-parole period.

Rebel Wilson leaves court after winning her defamation case in Melbourne on Thursday. Photograph: David Crosling/EPA. The actor Rebel Wilson has won her high -profile court battle against the publisher of Woman’s Day and Australian Women’s Weekly, Bauer Media.

In September Wilson was awarded the highest defamation payout in Australian history –.5m On Thursday the court ruled that Bauer would have to pay most of the actor’s legal costs but not as a gross sum. Australian media companies join forces to appeal Rebel Wilson damages payout.

On Thursday evening, Wilson said she has a message for her fans: She's determined to "see this out 'til the end".

"Thanks to everyone for your kind support RE my defamation case in Australia and to those who have reached out who also plan to take their matters against this tabloid company 'Bauer Media' to court because of shockingly unethical behaviour and malicious takedowns," she wrote on Twitter.

"Going to court is not fun in any way and it's ridiculously hard to be one individual against a billionaire corporation. But obviously I couldn't let their constant bullying, intimidation and harassment scare me."

Rebel Wilson talking about her court case on The Project earlier this year. © Ten Rebel Wilson talking about her court case on The Project earlier this year. The Australian actor went on to say she wished Bauer had settled the case "years ago" when it had the opportunity to apologise, print a retraction and pay her initial legal fees.

'Dark secret': child abuse survivor's plea to Pope

  'Dark secret': child abuse survivor's plea to Pope Child sexual abuse survivor Peter Gogarty has written to the Pope with a plea for him to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson , and an offer to discuss the reasons why over the phone. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Sponsored by Finder.com.au Mr Gogarty has included his mobile phone number in a letter to Pope Francis after Wilson refused to resign following a jail sentence for concealing Catholic priest Jim Fletcher’s child sex crimes. He intends to appeal the conviction.

Rebel Wilson and the magazine publisher that defamed her will go through the usual process of determining court costs, after the Australian actor lost a bid to have her costs from the high -profile 2017 defamation case fast-tracked and paid Bauer Media is appealing the multimillion-dollar payout.

The Hollywood star is optimistic about defeating an appeal against a court judgment which awarded record damages to her after finding a magazine publisher had made her out to be a serial liar.

"Instead of acting appropriately, [they] scoffed, continued to do the wrong thing (printing fake news, altering images, defaming all sorts of people," she said. "All to make a profit. I'm glad I had the guts to stand up to them and openly expose their dodgy practices in court."

Wilson also hinted that her behind-the-scenes experience of the legal system would make for an interesting book.

If the actor's appeal application is successful, she could once again find herself having to fly to Australia to sit through lengthy legal arguments – this time before the full bench of the High Court.

Wilson's application was written by her $9,000-a-day barrister Dr Matthew Collins, QC, and fellow Victorian barrister Renee Enbom.

The document argues the Supreme Court's Court of Appeal made "numerous errors". It also states Bauer Media should pay Wilson's costs for bringing the case to the attention of the High Court.

Roos slammed for ill-fated de Goey chase .
Veteran AFL reporter Caroline Wilson has lashed North Melbourne for failing to land another star after their failed attempt at signing Jordan de GoeyThe Kangaroos’ failure to lure the 22-year-old Magpie to Arden Street made it another failure to recruit a household name after the club’s failed pursuits of Josh Kelly and Dustin Martin last year.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!