Rebel Wilson leaves the Victorian Supreme Court on June 15 after winning her defamation case against Bauer Media.
Rebel Wilson leaves the Victorian Supreme Court on June 15 after winning her defamation case against Bauer Media. DAVID CROSLING

Rebel's tweet on mag editor costs her $120K

REBEL Wilson has quietly settled a second high-profile defamation case out of court.

The Aussie actor, who shocked the legal world in June when she emerged the victor in a heavily publicised case against magazine publisher Bauer Media, is believed to have paid just over $100,000 to a journalist she mistakenly identified on Twitter.

Elizabeth Wilson, the features editor for Bauer's House & Garden Magazine, took action after Wilson - who has more than 2.8million followers - tweeted a head shot of Wilson calling her "total scum”.

Wilson alleged the journalist harassed her grandmother in February 2016. However, the Pitch Perfect star had the wrong Elizabeth Wilson.

There are two journalists with the name Elizabeth Wilson who work on the local magazine scene.

When Rebel realised her error, she took down the offending tweets and apologised, but the misidentified Elizabeth Wilson proceeded with legal action.

The case was due to have been heard in the NSW Supreme Court on August 14 but legal sources say the case was quietly settled a week earlier and that Rebel Wilson handed over $120,000 in damages.

The case was separate to her defamation trial in Melbourne, where she successfully sued Bauer Media for a series of articles in Woman's Day she says damaged her career.

- Amy Harris

The Daily Telegraph



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