Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115 million in Gawker sex-tape trial

TAMPA, Fla., — Hulk Hogan triumphed in his court battle against Gawker on Friday, with a Florida jury awarding him $115 million in damages for the graphic sex tape snippet the site leaked in 2012.

It took close to six hours for jurors to decide the media company violated Hogan’s privacy by publishing a now-infamous 1-minute, 41-second clip of the wrestling legend having sex with the wife of his former best pal, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.

  • simus1

    Gawker screwed!
    At least until they find some fool to provide the big bucks for very talented shysters to carry their load of shit uphill to a more leftist friendly level of jurisprudence

  • ntt1

    good now lets go after the rest of the lying decieving media

  • UCSPanther

    Now that’s a body slam!

    • Jabberwokk

      Whatcha gunna do Brother?! Whatcha gunna do when hulk-a-mania sues the pants off you?

  • Gawker — a gawker is somebody who sticks their nose in other people’s business. Violates people’s privacy and usually ends up with the nose broken.

    Gawker did it with Mayor Rob Ford, who was being blackmailed with a video that was found on his stolen cellphone which Gawker attempted to purchase from a drug gang for $200,000. Gawker publicly crowdfunded for the money. I could never understand why the RCMP or FBI didn’t go after Gawker — it was involved in something that reeked heavily of the blackmail or extortion of a Public Official, not to mention using stolen property personally belonging to the Mayor and containing his private information.

  • Clausewitz

    Oooohhh Yeeeeaaaaaah!

  • Bataviawillem

    That is more than most regular actors get for a full length movie.

  • John

    115 million…that’s a lot of viagra.

  • G

    Next time make the journalist who actually presented the story co-defendant with the company.

    It will be quite entertaining to watch the company throw their own employee to the dogs in an attempt to avoid culpability.
    It would also send a message to asshole paparazzi style journalists: “Your publication doesn’t give a shit about you.”

  • DMB