Rebel Wilson ordered to pay back $3 mn plus interest

Rebel Wilson ordered to pay back $  3 mn plus interestHollywood actress Rebel Wilson was ordered to return almost $ 3.1 million with interest to an Australian publisher Wednesday after a defamation payout was slashed on appeal. The “Pitch Perfect” star was awarded Aus$ 4.5 million ($ 3.3 million) in damages against Bauer Media 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.

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