Rebel Wilson to learn defamation payout

 

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Hollywood star Rebel Wilson wants more than $7 million compensation for being defamed by "bully" publisher Bauer Media.

On Wednesday a Victorian Supreme Court judge is scheduled to reveal the payout figure, which the Pitch Perfect star says she will give to charity and to support young actors and the Australian film industry.

Wilson, 37, proved to an all-female jury in June that the Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, OK! and NW magazine publisher defamed her in eight articles published in May 2015.

The articles claimed she was a serial liar about her real name, age and childhood so she could make it in Hollywood.

Wilson is seeking $5.893 million in special damages and $1.2 million in general damages, bringing the total claim to $7.093 million.

Bauer Media branded the special damages claim "extraordinarily large" and made on the "most tenuous of bases".

Defence barrister Georgina Schoff QC said Wilson was not entitled to special damages because she had failed to prove the articles caused her financial losses.

Wilson has pledged, via Twitter, that any money she wins will be donated to a charity, scholarship or invested into the Australian film industry.

Justice John Dixon is expected to deliver his judgment on Wednesday morning.

© AAP 2017

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