Hulk Smash: Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Gawker Sex Tape Trial

Former professional wrester Hulk Hogan wept openly in a Pinellas County, Florida, courtroom Friday evening after being awarded $115 million in damages in his invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media over the outlet’s publication of his sex tape.

Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, testifies in court on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, during his trial against Gawker Media, in St Petersburg, Fla. Hogan and his attorneys are suing Gawker for $100 million, saying that his privacy was violated, and he suffered emotional distress after Gawker posted …

Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Sex Tape Trial Begins

The Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker trial began today in St. Petersburg, Florida. The trial follows Hogan’s decision to sue after the controversial regressive-left blogging network posted Hogan’s private sex tape in 2012 without permission.

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