Hulk Hogan wins sex tape case – Wrestler Hulk Hogan has cause to jubilate after a jury awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker.
The former WWE star, who was fired for racist comments last year, had sued the gossip website, its founder Nick Denton and former editor A.J. Daulerio for posting the 2-minute long sextape in 2012.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, had sued Gawker for $100 million, and cried as the verdict was announced.
“Mr. Bollea is exceptionally happy. This is not only his victory today, but also anyone else who’s been victimized by tabloid journalism,” his lawyer David Houston said after the judgement.
Denton and Gawker seem to have anticipated that they’d lose the case, as they announced that they had already begun appealing the verdict.
Denton said: “Given key evidence and the most important witness were both improperly withheld from this jury, we all knew the appeals court will need to resolve the case. … That’s why we feel very positive about the appeal that we have already begun preparing, as we expect to win this case ultimately.