Australian media giants join forces to fight record $3.1m Rebel Wilson defamation payout

Australia’s major media organisations on Monday joined forces to back publisher Bauer’s appeal against the nation’s largest defamation payout awarded to Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson, arguing the size of the damages could stifle public-interest journalism. Newspaper publishers News Corp and Fairfax, radio station owner Macquarie and television broadcasters ABC, Seven and Nine filed the documents with…