Rebel Wilson: Court slashes actress's record defamation payout

Rebel Wilson: Court slashes actress's record defamation payout
 

A magazine publisher has successfully appealed against the size of a record defamation payout awarded to actress Rebel Wilson in Australia.
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.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Victoria reduced the sum to A$600,000.
The size of the original payout had generated discussion in Australia over whether it could stifle future journalism that is in the public interest.... read more

 
14 June 2018 in World News, Views: 76
Source: BBC
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