It’s offered-up plenty of gems over the past 10 days and again Rebel Wilson’s defamation case against Bauer Media in the Victorian Supreme Court yesterday was no exception.
Wilson is suing the publisher for unflattering articles from 2015 in Woman’s Day, Women’s Weekly and OK that portrayed her as a serial liar and, as Wilson alleges, led to the actress losing lucrative roles in Hollywood.
A follow-up article that appeared in a Bauer publication just prior to the start of the current trial was yesterday described as “just disgusting” by Wilson
“It cannot be called journalism. It is a way for them to make profit and to sell magazines at my expense and at people I know’s expense” Wilson said.
A teary Wilson described the new article as complete “garbage” and called the publisher “slimy” for not revealing the journalist’s name. She also said Bauer’s legal team had attempted to “bully and intimidate” and “sling mud” at her in court during the previous three days of cross-examination.
Yesterday, Wilson’s mother Sue Bownds was called as a witness to debunk the articles that suggest Wilson had lied about her name, age and working class upbringing.
“Yes, I accept I’m a bogan. I live in the western suburbs of Sydney,” Bounds told the court describing the family’s upbringing as “lower middle class.” The trial before Justice John Dixon continues.
Suzzanne Laidlaw (pictured below) is an internationally accredited business coach, global leader in business planning and author of the new book, “What’s Your Plan?”. In this guest post, Laidlaw argues that examining your competitors might be just as important for post COVID-19 success as examining your own… The industries around you are always changing, new […]
SBS has appointed George Savvides AM as the new SBS Chair, as announced by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts for Communications, Paul Fletcher MP, today. SBS Managing Director, James Taylor; said: “On behalf of the Board and SBS, I’d like to congratulate George on his appointment. Since being appointed as Deputy […]
Tasmania’s Hobart-based Mercury has decided to rearrange the Australian map by moving itself onto the mainland and pushing Victoria off. As Victoria’s rise in COVID-19 cases continues, the Tassie newspaper decided to take matters into its own hands and physically banish the state, placing Tasmania between South Australia and NSW instead. Rivalry between Australian states […]
QUT’s long-term partner BCM has developed brand and student recruitment campaigns for the university for the past 19 years, featuring real student stories about their QUT experiences and real-world success as graduates. But what makes this year different? To reflect QUT’s vision for 2020, BCM has revisited the ‘classic’ QUT graduate success story formula, but […]
To coincide with the launch of Seven’s Big Brother, creative performance company Kargo has announced the findings of its launch campaign for the program, utilizing the advertising industry’s only mobile, 100% share of voice Branded Takeover solution. Working with a variety of publishers, Channel 7 harnessed Kargo’s Branded Takeover campaign during promotion for the new […]