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Rebel Wilson Won A Record-Breaking Settlement And It Will Make You Want To Stand Up And Cheer

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You've seen Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids, but the comedic actress has been at the center of a not-so-funny lawsuit.

Wilson has publicized her lawsuit against Bauer Media Group, who she claimed published a 'series of false articles' about her which cost her jobs in Hollywood. In mid-June, the actress finished her testimony against Bauer Media Group in Australia.

Just crushed my defamation case in Australia x thank you to all my family, friends and supporters! I had to take a stand. I had to stand up to a bully, a media organization Bauer Media Group who maliciously took me down in May 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles. Far too often tabloid magazines and the 'journalists' who work for them don't abide by professional ethics. Far too often their conduct can only be described as disgraceful and disgusting! I'm glad that the lovely ladies of the jury have agreed with me. Their unanimous and overwhelming verdict has sent a clear message. I love my job as an actress and as an entertainer and I look forward to rebuilding my career now that the record has been set straight. Thank you so much everybody!

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The jury agreed with Wilson's testimony but it took two months before the award was decided upon.

Now, the payout has been decided, and it's the largest one in Australian legal history. It also sets a precedent for future gossip sites.

So what did Wilson get, and what exactly did these false articles say that would cost Wilson work?

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