Actress Rebel Wilson previously said she was ‘very confident’ the defamation ruling would be upheld. (AAP: Julian Smith)
Actress Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout from magazine publisher Bauer Media has been slashed from $4.5 million to just $600,000 by Victoria’s Court of Appeal.
The court set aside the decision to give Ms Wilson around $3.9 million for economic losses, and reduced the $650,000 compensation figure awarded to the actress for non-economic loss by $50,000.
The previous ruling granted her the $3.9 million figure on the basis she had missed out on film roles as a result of the defamatory articles.
However the Court of Appeal found “there was no basis in the evidence for making any award of damages for economic loss”.
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