The “Pitch Perfect” star Rebel Wilson isn’t pocketing Bauer Media’s money after beating the publisher in a defamation suit earlier in the year.
The 37-year-old actress, who won the case after Bauer accused her of lying about her name and age in tabloids like Woman’s Day and Australian Women’s Weekly, said yesterday Sunday that she’s donating her winnings to charity.
“They're whining about the amount they're going to have to pay me and trying to get it reduced, which is really gross considering that I'm giving the money to charity,” Wilson said on “Sunday Night.”
Wilson was awarded $3.7 million by an all-female jury after a three-week trial, the highest defamation payout in Australian history.
The “Pitch Perfect” star said she never lied about her age, but simply chose not to reveal it.
She also said that “Rebel” was not a fake name, rather a family nickname that she legally adopted in 2002.
“I went from this girl who has just worked her absolute a– off to get where she was to just being torn down in a second, in a 24-hour period,” Wilson said on “Sunday Night.”
“It’s very, very stressful when you become in the center of a scandal. And it was so salacious. People were like, ‘She’s fabricating her own life to make it.’”
Rebel Wilson saw it as an honourable gesture donating her winning to charity which she felt would grant her more peace and fulfillment.