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Rebel Wilson’s Bauer defamation payout slashed from $4.5m to $600,000

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Rebel Wilson’s defamation payout from Bauer Media has been cut from $4.5m to $600,000 in court today.

Wilson was originally awarded $4.5m last September, which was the biggest defamation payout in Australian history. The payout was made up of $650,000 in general damages and $3,917,472 in special damages.

The Court of Appeal has reduced the general damages payout to $600,000, and has found the special damages to have been wrongly awarded.

Speaking on behalf of Bauer Media, general counsel, Adrian Goss, said: “It was important for us to revisit........

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