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Hulk Hogan takes the stand in day one of sex tape trial

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The first day of what is expected to be a three week jury trial looking into whether or not the online media news site Gawker violated the privacy rights of former wrestling star Hulk Hogan wrapped up with the first round of testimony still underway. Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, spent nearly an hour retelling to jurors details of his youth and young adult life. In an attempt to portray a sympathetic victim, defense attorney Kenneth Turkel…

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Hulk Hogan sex tape trial kicks off in Pinellas

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The Hulh Hogan sex tape trial began Monday morning with opening statements from the former wrestling star’s legal team. Lawyer Shane Vogt painted Bollea as an unsuspecting victim of a needless violation of his privacy. At issue is a sex tape released on Gawker.com in 2012 that showed Bollea having sex with Heather Clem who was married at the time to shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Bollea is suing Gawker for $100 million as a result of publishing an…

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Gawker president expects to lose Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit

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Gawker Media’s president is anticipating a loss against former wrestling star Hulk Hogan over the 2012 leak of a sex tape. “It’s probably difficult to win the case entirely, outright, knowing the jury that we’re facing, but it’s possible. More likely than not, we end up with a really small judgment that we can easily carry and we appeal that,” said Heather Dietrick said during a Gawker staff meeting held on Thursday according to Capital New York. Gawker is facing…

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Media companies want Hulk Hogan records unsealed

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A group of media outlets is asking a Florida judge to make records in the Hulk Hogan sex video case public. Hogan, a former WWE wrestler whose real name is Terry Bollea, is suing the news website Gawker for posting a video of him having sex with the then-wife of Hogan’s friend. He’s claiming that Gawker invaded his privacy when it posted a clip of the video that showed him having sex with Heather Clem, the then-wife of radio shock…

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Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker $100 million sex tape lawsuit postponed

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Hulk Hogan’s $100 million lawsuit against Gawker has been delayed indefinitely. The case involving a sex-tape released in 2012 was originally scheduled to begin Monday. The ruling was handed down by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and cites rules regarding timing of jury trials. The July 6 trial date was set on June 19, thus violating that rule. The opinion published Thursday argues the lower court judge, Pamela Campbell was “persuaded by Bollea’s side that it could disregard the…

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Gawker nabs legal win in advance of Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit

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The media company Gawker has won a lawsuit stemming back to 2013 related to the 2012 sex tape it released of Florida wrestling star Hulk Hogan. The judge’s decision to force the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to turn over evidence related to an investigation into the tape’s leak means Gawker will likely uncover evidence it can use in its defense against a separate lawsuit filed by Hogan. Hogan (Terry Bollea) sued Gawker in 2012 after it released portions of…

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