Rebel Wilson's defamation payout from magazine publisher Bauer Media reduced on appeal

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An Australian court on Thursday slashed a record libel payout for actress Rebel Wilson, saying there was insufficient evidence a series of magazine articles published by Bauer Media prevented her from getting lucrative roles in Hollywood.

Bauer Media did not challenge the jury's defamation finding in its appeal and sought only for the damages to be reduced.

Wilson is overseas at the moment, so she has yet to comment on today's decision.

The 38-year-old Australian comic actress, best known for the Pitch Perfect movies and Bridesmaids, was not in the Court of Appeal in Melbourne to hear the three judges' decision.

Wilson's lawyers had argued she missed out on film roles between mid-2015 and the end of 2016 due to the "grapevine effect" the articles had within the film industry.

In June past year a six-person jury found in favour of Wilson's claim against the publisher of Woman's Day and the Australian Women's Weekly.

A number of media companies - including Nine Entertainment, the publisher of this website - attempted to join Bauer Media in its appeal against the award to Wilson. Wilson was not present in court for the ruling, the Herald reported.

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It was previously Australia's largest ever defamation payout.

'While this case was never about the money for me, I do hope to receive as much as possible to give away to charities and to support the Australian film industry'. "The legal process has [now] run its course".

But the Court of Appeal found there was no basis for her to be awarded financial damages for the potential loss of roles, setting aside the economic damages entirely.

According to Buzzfeed, the judge denied Wilson "special damages" stating she had not proven that the defamation cost her work.

But regardless of how much in damages she's awarded, Wilson said she still considers herself a victor.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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