Rebel Wilson has broken her silence after Bauer Media was successful in getting its record $4.5 million defamation payout to the actress cut to just $600,000.
Wilson was originally awarded $4.5 million in September last year after a court ruled that a number of Bauer titles had falsely painted the Perfect Pitch star as a serial liar.
However, Bauer’s challenge in Melbourne’s Court of Appeal saw the general damages payout be reduced from $650,000 to $600,000, while the special damages amount of $3,917,472 was found to have been wrongly awarded.
Despite previously saying the defamation case wasn’t about money for her, Wilson slammed the judgement as unreasonable and promised to appeal the defamation payout downgrade.
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! There’s some really bizarre things in there guys that are so obviously challengeable!
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 14, 2018
Wilson followed up with another tweet, having promised any money she did receive would go to charities or acting schools.
Was it wrong of me to pledge that the money received from the case was going to good causes?? To me, after working tirelessly day and night to rebuild my career, I thought it was the right thing to do.
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) June 14, 2018
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