Rebel Wilson: Actress loses bid to reclaim record defamation payout.
Actress Rebel Wilson has lost her final bid to reclaim a record payout in Australia, despite winning a high-profile defamation case.
Wilson sued publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had wrongly pictured her as a serial liar.
A court awarded her a A$4.7m (£2.6m; $3.5m) payout last year, however that sum was reduced to A$600,000 on appeal.
On Friday, Wilson’s last hope of reviewing the compensation was dismissed by Australia’s top court.
She told reporters that she was pleased the case had reached a “definitive end”.
“To me, it was never about the money, but about standing up to a bully and I have done that successfully,” she said outside the High Court of Australia.
“At the end of the day, that is what matters. Bauer Media were proven to have told terrible lies which were very hurtful.”
Wilson has starred in Hollywood films such as Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.