After waiting two days to hear a Supreme Court jury find in her favour in her epic defamation battle against magazine publisher Bauer Media, Rebel Wilson almost missed it.
The actor had been “stress-eating” chicken chips and chocolate, after playing tennis with Todd Woodbridge, when she got the call.
Then she got stuck in traffic on her way to court.
Arriving late, she burst into the courtroom in a suitably dramatic end to one of the most bizarre trials in years.
Delivering their verdict, the six female jurors found Bauer had not only defamed Wilson in eight articles, but that it had done so with malice.
The articles appeared in Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, New Weekly and OK!Magazine in May 2015.
Emerging from court triumphant, the Hollywood actor, 37, said she had been confident she would win a case she said she had fought to put an end to trashy chequebook journalism.
She said she hoped the verdict would end a toxic culture of magazine journalism that routinely told lies and made up stories about celebrities.