Actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded more than $4.5 million in damages over some magazine articles.
On one occasion, the newspaper says, Wilson rapped an Oscar acceptance speech that she had imagined making in a hallucination while suffering malaria as a teenager. He added that Wilson's vindication as "an actress of integrity" could only be achieved by awarding the damages.
Wilson said that her reputation was damaged as a result of these articles and that she missed out on movie roles.
Wilson said she would use the funds to create scholarships, invest in Australia's film industry, and donate some money to charity.
On Twitter, Wilson thanked her fans for their support.
Ms. Wilson said the articles cost her work and personal distress.
"The judge accepted without qualification that I had an extremely high reputation and that the damage inflicted on me was substantial", she wrote.
After four weeks of hearing testimony from Wilson herself, local journalists and several Hollywood celebrities, the jury of six at Victoria's Supreme Court found unanimously in her favour.
Wilson has guaranteed to give the cash from her defamation win to philanthropy.
News Corporation have not said whether they knew that Overington had written a story that has now deemed to be false prior to hiring her.
"Equity Dixon has granted me a record entirety and I'm amazingly thankful for that".
The banker, who lives in Sydney, said the Australian press could be quite vicious at times.