Good for Hulk Hogan! The legendary wrestler is overjoyed after winning his lawsuit against Gawker and being awarded $115 million for damages on March 18, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. It’s often said that money doesn’t buy happiness, but in this case, it did.
Hulk Hogan will be swimming in money for the rest of his life, as he was just awarded $115 million after winning his lawsuit against Gawker on March 18. The legendary wrestler got into a lengthy court battle with site after they released a very personal and graphic video of him having sex with his best friend’s wife in 2012. A jury of 6 decided his privacy was violated, so the Hulk is now even richer than he was before, and because of his victory, he’s “super happy.”
“Hulk Hogan is beyond pleased with the results and is looking to get his life back in order and he would love his job back with the WWE. As expected he is super happy that the jury took his side,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Gawker must pay Hulk $115 million for the humiliation he endured, which is more than he was originally asking for, but he could be rewarded even more once punitive damages are decided.
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Following the jury’s decision, Nick Denton released the following statement on behalf of Gawker: “Given key evidence and the most important witness were both withheld from this jury, we all knew the the appeals court will need to resolve the case. I want to thank our lawyers for their outstanding work and am confident that we would have prevailed at trial if we had been allowed to present the full case to the jury. That’s why we feel very positive about the appeal that we have already begun preparing, as we expect to win this case ultimately.”
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