Judge Denies Gawker’s Bid for New Trial in Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Case

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 …
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From Jon Silman writing at The New York Post:

A Florida judge body slammed Gawker’s bids for a new trial and reduction of the massive $150 million judgement made in favor of Hulk Hogan.

Judge Pamela Campbell said she couldn’t find a case quite like Hogan’s lawsuit, which successfully proved that Gawker violated his privacy by posting footage of him having sex with a one-time pal’s wife.

“I appreciate the case law that was on the garden variety – but really none of those cases were like this case,” she said. “There were medical cases, not comparable.”

Still, Campbell upheld the jury’s findings and award to the former pro wrestler.

Read the rest of the story at The New York Post.


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