It’s been one of the most talked about courtroom trials in recent years (okay, that was a joke there) but Hulk Hogan v Gawker has finally come to an end after two weeks of rigorous testimonies and the Hulkster has been victorious yet again.
Terry Bollea, known worldwide as legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan, filed the lawsuit against infamous gossip-news site Gawker after they posted a private sex tape online back in 2012. The tape showed the Hulkster having intimate relations with the wife of his close friend and radio show host Bubba the Love Sponge.
Thankfully we’re not going to go into the sordid details of the sex tape (you can easily find them elsewhere on the internet) but Hogan claimed the video was secretly recorded and that the posting of it online was a violation against his privacy. Gawker attempted to defend themselves by citing the First Amendment, the right to free speech and freedom of the press, but the jury’s verdict was in favour of the moral issues.
Gawker must now pay Hogan $115 million (£79M) but have vowed to appeal the decision.
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