Post by Obveeus
Rebel Wilson won $3.66 million against a variety of magazines
(Australian magazines WomanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Day, Australian
Weekly, NW and
all published by Bauer Media) that published various lies about her
claiming that she had lied about her name, age, and background.
This is beyond idiotic. That nitwit suing IMDb over reporting her
needs to move to OZ.
It would seem to increase her chances of winning. then again, this
$3.66million is a record verdict in OZ and wouldn't be a drop in the
bucket compared with the idiotic damage amounts given out in US courts.
It's up to the publisher to prove articles about
her "were unlikely to harm her career"???
Her side successfully proved in court that the publications made up
stories about her. At that point, the jury probably did feel
to give her some sort of compensation so it would at least 'seem' like
the publisher was then under obligation to prove that their lies didn't
My God! He reported she said she was related to Walt Disney! I
where *that* would be a career ender.
Actually, I can see how that would harm her career. These newspapers
seemed to be intentionally targeting her with false stories to make her
seem untrustworthy or unreliable, which could effect her ability to get
work...especially if the potential employers feel that she is falsely
name dropping instead of doing it the genuine Hollywood nepotism way.
He said "Rebel" wasn't her birth name! And ... he was right, it's
He (the publication) apparently lied and claimed that she said it was
her birth name, which apparently she never did. Again, the
was falsely trying to portray her in a bad light.
The damage amount seems outrageous, but it is hard to feel bad for the
publisher given that they did repeatedly lie in their stories in ways
that reflect negatively on her.
this is why Hollywood won't hire her.