Rebel Wilson v. Bauer Media

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has represented well-known comedian and actress, Rebel Wilson, in her successful defamation proceedings against Bauer Media, the German-based global media giant.

On 15 June 2017, the jury found in favour of Rebel Wilson on every element of her claim, agreeing that articles published in Woman’s Day, the Australian Women’s Weekly and other publications in 2015 were defamatory and untrue and that some were motivated by malice. The next step is for damages to be assessed, which will take place next week and be determined by the trial judge.

Richard Leder (Picture) was the principal Partner on the matter.


Involved fees earner: Richard Leder – Corrs Chambers Westgarth;

Law Firms: Corrs Chambers Westgarth;

Clients: Rebel Wilson;



Author: Michael Patrini