Hulk Hogan Wins $115M Verdict Against Gawker in Sex Tape Lawsuit
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A jury sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan on Friday and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker.
The jurors reached the decision Friday evening, less than six hours after they began deliberations. The trial lasted two weeks.
The jury awarded Hogan $55 million for economic injuries and $65 million for emotional distress.
Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, sued Gawker for $100 million for posting a video of him having sex with his former best friend’s wife Heather Clem. Hogan contended the 2012 post violated his privacy.
Hogan’s attorneys told jurors this is the core of the case: “Gawker took a secretly recorded sex tape and put it on the Internet.”
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