Magazine publisher Bauer Media had a major win in its appeal over Rebel Wilson's defamation suit and will now have to pay the actress $600,000. Last year, Wilson won a case against publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar.

 

A court had ordered Bauer to pay her A$4.5m (£2.7m; $3.6m) - a record for an Australian defamation case. The Victorian Court of Appeal reduced the sum to A$600,000 on Thursday. Wilson, an Australian star of Hollywood films including Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids, has vowed to give her compensation to charity.

 

The size of the original payout had generated discussion in Australia over whether it could stifle future journalism that is in the public interest.

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