Furious Rebel Wilson fires back after payout slashed by millions

Actress Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout from magazine publisher Bauer Media has been slashed from $4.5 million to just $600,000 by Victoria’s Court of Appeal.

Rebel took to Twitter overnight, saying “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!”

She posted a total of 5 tweets on the topic.

The previous ruling granted her the $3.9 million figure on the basis she had missed out on film roles as a result of the defamatory articles published in May 2015.

However the Court of Appeal found “there was no basis in the evidence for making any award of damages for economic loss”.

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