Rebel Wilson Wins Defamation Case Against Magazine Publisher: "I Had to Take a Stand"

Jury rules in favor of Pitch Perfect actress
By Samantha Schnurr Sep 13, 2017 12:30 AMTags
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"Just crushed my defamation case in Australia x thank you to all my family, friends and supporters! I had to take a stand. I had to stand up to a bully, a media organization Bauer Media Group who maliciously took me down in May 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles," she wrote on Instagram. "Far too often tabloid magazines and the 'journalists' who work for them don't abide by professional ethics. Far too often their conduct can only be described as disgraceful and disgusting!"

"I'm glad that the lovely ladies of the jury have agreed with me. Their unanimous and overwhelming verdict has sent a clear message," she continued. "I love my job as an actress and as an entertainer and I look forward to rebuilding my career now that the record has been set straight. Thank you so much everybody!"

While damages have yet to be determined, as Wilson told reporters Thursday, "For me the main thing is to set the record straight."

(Originally published on June 15, 2017 at 7:29 a.m.)