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Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Gawker Sex Tape Trial

Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Gawker Sex Tape Trial

It was just announced that Hulk Hogan will be awarded $115 million as a result of his lawsuit against digital news site Gawker, according to THR.

The 62-year-old professional wrestler first filed the case three years ago after the website posted a video of Hulk having a sexual relationship with Heather Cole, the then-wife of his best friend.

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The post includes the video, which Hulk claims was secretly recorded, and an essay that included a vivid play-by-play of the encounter.

“It’s turned my world upside down,” he said while under oath.

The unique case brought forth issues between the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press, and the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees a right to privacy under equal protection of life, liberty and property. Gawker plans to appeal the case.

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  • Arx

    lol… thats all.

  • piste_five

    this is a fcking joke right?

  • piste_five

    this is a fcking joke right?

  • dalovelee

    wowza!

  • dalovelee

    wowza!

  • Sim

    Hulk seemed likely to win a large verdict especially with a Jury trial.
    The editors were quite callous in their handling of the situation especially the internal emails. Also they did themselves no favors with their appearance on the witness stand. Very unlikeable figures.

    I am sure though the amount of the verdict will be reduced but this seems likely to push Gawker into a sale or bankruptcy if the amount stands or a appeal is denied. The other effect it will have is much greater caution in publishing from Radar, TMZ etc.

  • Dee

    did the woman get anything?

  • Dee

    o wait, did she make it public?…

  • Von

    The flippant response “4 ” by the editor when asked how young is too young to post a famous person’s sexual activity probably sealed Gawker’s fate.This will be a referendum on the worst aspects of the press that Gawker represents.

  • Tammy Taylor


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  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    Hump Hogan

  • Legato

    there is already precedence set when dealing with sex tapes, so i don’t know what gawker is trying to pull here. this should spell the end of them.