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Rebel Wilson wins $3.6M against publisher for defamation

ANI  |  Sydney [Australia] 

Comedian Rebel Wilson has been given $3.6 million (A$4.6Million) compensation for being defamed by "bully" media publisher.

She has just received Australia's biggest ever defamation payout following her bitter legal dispute with the publisher.

According to, the judge claimed the extent of Wilson's defamation was "unprecedented" and warranted substantial damages to the comedian.

The 37-year-old actress has been very outspoken about her legal battle with the publication house on

On Wednesday, she took to Twitter and announced that she had won the bitter case captioning, "Today was the end of a long and hard battle against Bauer Media who viciously tried to take me down with a series of false articles."

In a series of tweets, she highlighted that the case "wasn't about the money" and that she would donate the damages to "some great Australian charities" and the Australian

The 'Pitch Perfect' actress was seemingly very happy about the victory as she thanked everyone for their love and support throughout the case on

The legal battle comes over a series of defamatory articles which the actress claimed that it was untrue and it even led her to lose out on Hollywood movie roles.

The articles claimed she lied about her real name, age and childhood in a bid to make it in Hollywood.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 15:22 IST