Hulk v Gawker: ‘bizarre case’ could have profound consequences for free speech

Welcome to the trial of the century – if the sheer number of reporters packed into a St Petersburg, Florida, courtroom is anything to go by. In the blue corner: professional wrestling champion and the Tampa Bay area’s biggest celebrity Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, sporting his trademark bandana and Fu Manchu mustache, ready to go head-to-head over the publication of footage of a sex tape from nearly a decade ago.