Defamation cases can be daring especially if a celebrity is not the one on the hot seat. For Rebel Wilson, she ended up a loser when an appeal she filed went against her favor. The Australian actress won $3.5 million in damages in 2017 from a publisher in Germany who accused her of stating false information about her childhood, name, and even age.
But despite winning the case, the bad publicity she received in the media caused her to lose roles in Hollywood. Her joy was cut short after some media companies appealed the court decision saying that the payout was huge and should be slashed.
The court reconciled the appeal and said that Rebel had insufficient evidence to prove that the articles written against her stopped her from getting roles in movies. The payout was reduced to $400,000.
Rebel had appealed when she heard the decision of the court but the case was dismissed by a High Court. Rebel has never backed out whenever she is bullied and she has proven this by winning 400,000 in damages. It was a victory against Bauer Media and it was a big fight.