Defama­tion: Wil­son wins

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MEL­BOURNE: Pitch Per­fect star Rebel Wil­son has won a defama­tion suit against a global mag­a­zine pub­lisher af­ter the Vic­to­ria Supreme Court found a se­ries of ar­ti­cles al­leg­ing she was a se­rial liar had dam­aged her ca­reer.

The Syd­ney-born ac­tress said ar­ti­cles pub­lished by Bauer Me­dia claim­ing she had lied about her age, real name and some child­hood ex­pe­ri­ences had cost her act­ing roles and in­come.

Af­ter four weeks of hear­ing tes­ti­mony from Wil­son, lo­cal jour­nal­ists and sev­eral Hol­ly­wood celebri­ties, the jury of six found unan­i­mously in her favour. “I was hop­ing that the jury would do the right thing and send a mes­sage to these tabloids,” Wil­son said.

A spokesper­son said Bauer Me­dia would “con­sider its op­tions”. – Reuters

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