Rebel Wilson was forced to pay back the Bauer Media $3.1 million.
“Pitch Perfect” star Rebel Wilson was ordered by an Australian judge to pay back $3.1 million with interest to a magazine publisher after winning a defamation lawsuit against the company.
Wilson, 38, was awarded the record punitive damages of $3.5 million in September 2016 after she said published articles in magazines owned by Bauer Media claimed the actress had lied about her age, the origin of her name and her upbringing in Sydney. She said that the articles of the costs for her roles in Hollywood movies.
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However, Bauer Media appealed against the ruling and a judge to cut the $3.5 million payout of $454,000 earlier this month. On Wednesday, Wilson was ordered to repay $3.1 million with interest, Sky News reported. She was also ordered to cover what the company paid for the appeal.
Bauer appealed the ruling that the articles were defamatory, but argued the Australian record damages in September were excessive.
Bauer successfully challenged at the conclusion that Wilson should be compensated for film roles, including “Trolling” and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which she testified she had lost after the articles’ publication.
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The star said that they “hope” to donate a portion of the money that she was award in the Australian charity. It was not immediately clear if she donated the money.
After the appeal, Wilson tweeted earlier this month, “That is now $4 million less going to the less fortunate Australians and let a billionaire corporation, are proven guilty of intentional insult, be able to get away with their serious adverse action for a very low wage day! Clearly not fair. Come on Australia.”
That is now $4 million less going to the less fortunate Australians and let a billionaire corporation, are proven guilty of intentional insult, be able to get away with their seriously harmful acts for a very low wage day! Clearly not fair. Come on Australia ??
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 14, 2018
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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