Record Australia payout to Rebel Wilson slashed on appeal

Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson's Australian record defamation payout was slashed on appeal Thursday to just Aus$600,000 (US$454,000) in a major win for publisher Bauer Media.The "Pitch Perfect" star was awarded Aus$4.5 million in damages against the group last September over articles claiming she lied about her age and background to further her career.It was the largest defamation win in Australian legal history and Bauer appealed, arguing the size of the settlement set a dangerous precedent and there were errors of law in the judgement.The Victorian Court of Appeal agreed, setting...

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By: France 24 - Wednesday, 13 June

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