Gawker reportedly exploring a sale amid Hulk Hogan lawsuit

On Wednesday, a Florida judge denied Gawker’s motion for a new trial in its dispute with Hulk Hogan over a sex tape published on the site in 2012, saying the $140 million figure the company owes the former wrestler won’t be reduced. Hogan sued Gawker for publishing a sex tape of him against his will. The ruling leaves Gawker forced to consider all options, including a potential...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Thiel may be funding Hulk Hogan lawsuit against Gawker

Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel may be the money man behind Hulk Hogan’s lawsuits against Gawker, as well as other suits against the media company, according to reports. The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin published an article on Monday that heavily speculated whether or not there was a financial backer funding the Hulkster’s suits against Gawker, which published...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tech billionaire Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

The idea of a shadowy third party funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker was initially called “rather conspiracy-theory like” by Gawker founder Nick Denton, but now it’s turned into an solid concept that even includes an allegation of the specific person involved; Silicon Valley billionaire and frequent Gawker/Valleywag target Peter Thiel. The concept gained some momentum...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series – DVD Review

This DVD release from World Wrestling Entertainment features arguably the most iconic superstar in WWE history. Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series features yet another tribute to Hulk Hogan. Unlike the Hulkster’s past DVDs, this compilation includes rare and unreleased Hogan matches. In the end there are a lot of hits, some misses, but overall this is a must-own DVD...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker again

As if winning a total of $140 million against Gawker wasn’t enough, wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing the company once again as well as other parties, this time over the alleged extortion and leak of racial comments made on a sex tape. Gawker has responded by saying, “This is getting ridiculous,” and went on to say Hogan is a “litigious celebrity” who is using “the court...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan suing Gawker for leaking tape of racist rant

Hulk Hogan has already been awarded $140 million in damages from Gawker Media after his sex tape went viral, and he is now suing the company again for allegedly leaking something he said while that same series of videos were being recorded. The New York Post reports that Hogan has filed a new lawsuit against Gawker, this time claiming the media corporation destroyed his career and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan awarded extra $25M in punitive damages

The $115 million Hulk Hogan received from a Florida jury Friday in his civil lawsuit against Gawker Media has grown even bigger. That first award was $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress, and the jury awarded over $25 million in additional punitive damages Monday, some of which was directly applied to Gawker founder and proprietor Nick Denton and...
Via Awful Announcing
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million in sex tape trial

Gawker Media, owner of a number of online publications, including sports blog Deadspin, will have to pay former wrestler and reality star Hulk Hogan a sum of $115 million after losing an invasion of privacy case regarding the publication of a sex tape back in 2012. The video reportedly showed Hogan engaging in sexual intercourse with his best friend’s wife (at the time). Both...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The Rock has hilarious exchange with Hulk Hogan impersonator

The Rock had a hilarious exchange with a Hulk Hogan impersonator during “RAW” on Monday night in Miami. The Peoples Champion was appearing on RAW since the show was in his hometown. He was messing with a fan in the crowd at American Airlines Arena who was dressed like Hulk Hogan, and he got in a funny line as he implied the fan was high on weed: "The weed is good in Miami...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Wrestler Hulk Hogan apologizes for racist rant

By Steve DelVecchio Hulk Hogan issued a statement on Friday morning apologizing for racist remarks he made several years ago that have just recently been brought to light. “Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it,” Hogan told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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