Wilson’s payout is a warning to media: lawyers

Original article by Katie Walsh
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 14-Sep-17

Bauer Media has been ordered to pay Rebel Wilson a record $A4.56m in damages over a series of magazine articles that were found to have been defamatory. The Hollywood actress had alleged that the articles published in "Woman’s Day" and on its website had caused her to miss out on securing film roles in the US. Stuart Gibson of law Mills Oakley says the payout will ensure that media companies check their facts thoroughly before publishing "salacious" articles.

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BAUER MEDIA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, BAUER MEDIA KG, MILLS OAKLEY LAWYERS PTY LTD, SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA, MADGWICKS, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

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