Congratulations, Hulk Hogan! The legendary wrestler won a major victory on Mar. 18 after a long battle over a graphic sex tape that Gawker leaked to the public in 2012. We’re sure Hulk is relieved it’s over, but even more thrilled because he won $115 million. Here’s the scoop!
Wow! Hulk Hogan, 62, won his lawsuit against Gawker on Mar. 18 for leaking a very graphic video of him having sex with his friend Bubba The Love Sponge Clem’s wife in 2012. He was awarded a stunning $115 million for having his privacy totally invaded. We have all the details on the crazy case, right here!
Hulk’s battle for his privacy is finally over. He sued media giant Gawker, plus its founder Nick Denton and ex-editor A.J. Daulerio for $100 million, after they released a very personal and very graphic video in 2012 of him sleeping with his friend’s wife, and on Mar. 18 he was victorious in the case.
Gawker was forced to pay Hulk $115 million for the invasion of his privacy, even more than he was originally asking after compensatory damages. Plus, he may collect even more once punitive damages are decided. Hulk must be so relieved that this is all over. During the jury’s 6 hour deliberation, Hulk tweeted “praying.” Clearly it paid off, and he’s “super happy.”
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 18, 2016
Around the same time, before the six jurors announced their decision, Gawker said that they would appeal the decision if they lost, because Bubba, a key witness in the case, never took the stand. However, he allegedly did tell his fans on his radio show that Hulk and his wife knew they were being filmed. “We’re disappointed the jury was unable to see key evidence and hear testimony from the most important witness,”said the statement. “So it may be necessary for the appeals court to resolve this case.”
Given key evidence and the most important witness were both withheld from this jury, we all knew… pic.twitter.com/AltYIYnFUC
— Nick Denton (@nicknotned) March 18, 2016
HollywoodLifers – what do you think about Hulk’s cause against Gawker? Share your thoughts with us!