Actor Rebel Wilson ordered to repay Bauer Media $4.1 million - including $60K in interest - that she received in defamation payout
- Rebel Wilson has been ordered to pay Bauer Media $4,183,071.45 she received
- The amount that Wilson was ordered to pay back includes $60,316.45 in interest
- Wilson was originally awarded $4.7million in a defamation payout but lost appeal
- Appeal found Wilson was not entitled to $3.9million in loss of income damages
Actress Rebel Wilson has been ordered to repay $4.1 million she received from Bauer Media in a defamation payout that was later reduced on appeal to $600,000.
Victoria's Court of Appeal on Wednesday ordered Wilson pay Bauer Media $4,183,071.45 - including $60,316.45 in interest.
The original judgment awarding her a record $4.7 million was set aside on appeal earlier in June.
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Actress Rebel Wilson has been ordered to repay $4.1 million she received from Bauer Media in a defamation payout that was later reduced on appeal to $600,000 (pictured leaving court on April 19)
The Court of Appeal on Wednesday ordered Wilson (pictured on April 19) pay Bauer Media $4,183,071.45 - including $60,316.45 in interest
Wilson was awarded the landmark payout in September 2017 following a defamation trial over a series of articles that made her out to be a liar.
An appeal later found she was not entitled to $3.9 million in economic damages relating to a loss of income.
Wilson took to social media after the appeal, slamming the decision as unfair and saying she plans to challenge the outcome.
Wilson (pictured on April 19) was awarded the landmark payout in September 2017 following a defamation trial over a series of articles that made her out to be a liar
'Somehow the Court of Appeal have been absolutely flippant with regards to my economic loss, not to mention my overall hurt and distress at having to stand up to these bullies,' she wrote to her almost 3million followers on Twitter on June 14.
'That's now $4 million less going to less fortunate Australians and leaves a billionaire corporation, proven guilty of malicious defamation, being able to get away with their seriously harmful acts for a very low pay day!
'Clearly not fair. Come on Australia.'
Wilson was awarded the largest defamation payout in Australian legal history after claiming she lost film roles as a result of the defamatory articles.
Bauer had been quick to handover the original $4,749,920.60 payout, making a transfer to Wilson within three weeks of the September 13 judgment.
The star said she planned to distribute the money to charity and the Australian film industry.
On appeal Wilson did not dispute that the $4.1 million should be repaid, but argued the interest should be charged at the prevailing Reserve Bank cash rate of 1.5 per cent, rather than the two per cent sought by Bauer.
The appeal court disagreed and ordered interest be paid at the higher rate.
Wilson was also ordered to pay 80 per cent of Bauer's appeal costs.
Wilson will appear in the upcoming Hollywood film Isn't it Romantic, starring alongside fellow Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.
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