Has Rebel Wilson’s successful defamation case against Bauer Media spurred other maligned celebs to follow suit?
Well, apparently it has with Aussie actor Russell Crowe the latest to threaten legal action against Bauer Media’s Women’s Day for apparently publishing “deliberate lies” in its “shit filled pages”.
With Wilson looking at a $7 million payout from Bauer, the publisher – and it’s lawyers – will be keeping a keen eye on the editorial standards of its gossip titles from now on.
Yesterday, the 54-year-old Crowe was fuming following an article that inferred he was in a relationship with 22-year-old actress Sophia Forrest (above). Young Sophia starred alongside Crowe in 2014’s The Water Diviner and is the daughter of mining billionaire Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest.
But Rusty was having none of it, calling Woman’s Day in a series of tweets full of “lies” in its “shit filled pages” and threatening to sue as Rebel Wilson did.
In the article, Woman’s Day said of the apparent relationship between Crowe and Forrest: “Woman’s Day can exclusively reveal that Russell Crowe has been quietly dating new ‘Love Child’ star 22-year-old Sophia Forrest for three months. Friends tell us it’s fast become “serious” after the Gladiator actor recently introduced the actress to his two young sons.”
Bauer has not yet commented on Crowe’s tweets.
One of Australia’s leading advertising executives says that Governments border security ads that depict the peril of asylum seekers in Sri Lanka, including attempts of suicide, are fine if based on real life stories. The Government’s contentious Zero Chance ads that attempt to deter asylum seekers from migrating to Australia in boats has received some […]
Vistar Media has announced a new director of enterprise sales, and a number of promotions across its APAC business. This continues the company’s growth trajectory throughout the region following strong H1 results and a succession of promotions last year. Lead image: APAC Promotions and New Hires Luke Adams has been hired to take on the […]
The world of media sales can be very far from easy, which is why B&T is today celebrating Seven’s Victorian and National independent agency sales director, Peter Charles. After doing time at both Nine and Network 10, Charles found his forever home at Seven after joining in 1999. Here he shares the secrets to a […]
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) has recently launched the “Keep Their Future Bright” campaign in response to the concerning trends in underage alcohol consumption amongst high school students, specifically 15 to 16-year-olds. A recent survey of 3,240 Year 10 students in SA and NSW revealed a worrying spike in early alcohol consumption, with one-third […]
Yesterday the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) released its gender pay gap numbers for the first time, and not everyone agrees with the findings, Following the release, Google Australia – which had a median gender pay gap of 14.9 per cent when total remuneration is considered – issued a comprehensive statement to clarify its position. […]
Wellbub, a trailblazer in promoting maternal well-being in Singapore, launched its groundbreaking campaign, ‘The Ruin I Need To Fix,’ on Tuesday, 27th February 2024. This transformative initiative aims to challenge societal norms surrounding postpartum bodies, fostering inclusivity and empowering new mothers to embrace the beauty of their journey. The Wellbub team, in collaboration with photographer […]
Australian Turf Club invites racing lovers across Australia to Expect It All with the launch of the latest creative campaign to highlight the racing on offer in Sydney at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick. The campaign, which will officially launch ahead of this year’s Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, highlights the wide range of incredible experiences […]
Something insane swept to New Zealand as finals approached last year. “Wahs Mania” took hold, and hope was ignited in the hearts of Kiwis who mostly didn’t usually care about League. Sadly, the Warriors didn’t make it through to the grand final, but the clubs following saw a massive increase nonetheless. Welcome back to B&T’s Spotlight […]
Avid Collective has officially announced the appointment of former Scout Publishing and Junkee Media executive Niki Jones (lead image) as its new head of enablement operations. In the newly created role, Jones will be responsible for overseeing operational activities across various arms of business with a focus on partner engagement. “Niki’s appointment comes at an […]