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May 21, 2019

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Rebel Wilson back in Australian courts in defamation appeal

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia's highest court to increase the comic actress's payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher.

The 38-year-old best known for parts in the "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids" movies was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages.

Wilson lodged an application to the High Court late Wednesday to restore that payout that was slashed last month by an appeal court. The High Court registry made the court documents public on Thursday.

A Victoria state Supreme Court jury found that that German publisher Bauer Media defamed her in a series of articles in 2015 claiming she lied about her age, the origin of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney.