Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rebel Wilson's Defamation Lawsuit Against Bauer Media Begins In Melbourne Court

Australian actress Rebel Wilson (What To Expect When You're Expecting,  Pitch Perfect 2) is suing Bauer Media, the publisher of the Australian magazine Woman's Day and other publications, for running stories that claim she falsified her age, facts about her upbringing, and other things about her background that lost her movie roles and made her unemployable in Hollywood. A jury in Melbourne is now hearing the case.   Bauer Media's attorneys maintain that the stories would not have lowered Ms. Wilson's reputation in the eyes of reasonable readers. They also say the stories are accurate. The case is expected to last three weeks.

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