The legal battle between Rebel Wilson and Bauer Media has finally come to a close, with the actor’s appeal case failing to be heard in the High Court.
Wilson lodged an application to appeal the decision that she would only be awarded $600,000 after successfully suing Bauer Media for defamation.
In September last year, Wilson took Bauer to court arguing its stable of women’s glossies portrayed her as a serial liar.
It’s understood Wilson had already spent that and more on legal fees fighting Bauer Media, and was forced to pay back millions to the publisher.
Today, the High Court of Australia heard Wilson’s application for an appeal to the overturned decision, but rejected it.
Bauer Media said in a statement that it now considers the legal case to be closed.
The publisher’s General Counsel, Adrian Goss, said: “Bauer Media is pleased that the High Court has chosen to bring an end to this matter.”
Bauer Media CEO Paul Dykzeul, said the publisher is invested in its Australian business now more than ever.
“Here in Australia, we reach more women than any other publisher in market connecting with nine out of 10 women across the country,” he said.
“Bauer owns more magazine brands than any other publisher locally. Our audience trust our content and our writers, and they love our iconic brands like Woman’s Day and Australian Women’s Weekly.”