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Rebel Wilson has been awarded over €3 million (A$4.56m) in damages after articles published in a popular magazine made false accusations about the Australian actress.

The articles falsely claimed that Rebel had lied about her age, the origins of her first name and her Sydney upbringing, so that she could make it in Hollywood.

As a result, the Pitch Perfect star missed out on several film roles and other career opportunities.

Bauer Media, publisher of Woman's Day magazine, was found guilty of defamation after Justice John Dixon said it had failed to show the claims made against the actress had any substance.

According to Rebel's lawyers, the amount awarded is the “largest defamation damages award in Australian legal history.”

Rebel took to Twitter to express her relief after a “long hard court battle” and insisted the case “wasn't about the money.”

The actress went on to say how she would use the money help a number of charities as well as support the Australian film industry. 

She finished by thanking her fans for their love and support and revealed she was looking forward to getting back to her career. 


We reported yesterday that Chris Brown was accused of punching a woman in a Las Vegas night club, but now it seems the tables have turned as Chris is planning to SUE the accuser.

A source close to Chris told TMZ that the pop star will be filing a lawsuit against Liziane Gutierrez, the woman who claims he punched her in the eye.

Liziane went to the police after Chris allegedly punched her and made a statement for assault. But now, TMZ is reporting that Mr Brown is going to file a defamation suit against her today.

Chris is also said to be trimming down his friends list and won't let anyone who brings "random girls" into his parties anymore. 

It is also claimed that Ms Gutierrez also went after Jason Derulo a while back after he left her on the sidewalk outside a Hollywood nightclub. She told TMZ a week after the party that Jason tried to "get it on" with some ladies at the party, who later left crying.

We're not sure who to believe with this one!