The Australian actor is awarded huge sum, plus interest and costs, at the supreme court in Melbourne
The "unprecedented" payout follows the actress's claim her career was stifled by untrue articles.
Record damages of more than $4.5m will have Australian mags thinking twice about ‘shock’ pregnancies, divorces and affairs, experts say
Rebel Wilson has been awarded the largest payout for a defamation lawsuit in Australian history.
A judge awarded Rebel Wilson record damages of 4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million) on Wednesday over magazine articles the actress said cost her roles in Hollywood films.
The pay-out is thought to be the highest ever awarded for a defamation case in Australian court
The amount is the "largest defamation damages award in Australian legal history."