If only I had the money and energy to take on the media, but alas, not only do I not have the money, doing so would probably almost kill me (at least, my ability to function and paddle).
The ABC said in an article titled Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against ‘bully’ magazine publisher Bauer Media;
Outside the court, Wilson said it had been a long, hard fight but she felt she had to take a stand.
“I had to stand up to a bully, a huge media organisation, Bauer Media Group, who maliciously took me down in 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles,” she said.
“Far too often I feel the tabloid magazines and the journalists who work for them don’t abide by professional ethics. Far too often I feel their conduct can only be described as disgusting and disgraceful.
“I’m glad, very glad, that the jury has agreed with me and by their unanimous overwhelming verdict they have sent a very, very clear message.”
I’d love to have the money and emotional and physical energy to take legal action against the reporter and the truly vitriolic and nasty liars who defamed me. To them, perhaps I need to apologise for not dying… and for not leaving my sons without a mother, and my husband a widower.
But for now, I am unlikely to take civil legal action, as simply getting through my day is already difficult enough! Sadly, the Australian Press Council rejected my formal complaint outright, but that is another blog entirely!!!