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Gawker files motions seeking new trial in privacy case

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A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case. In motions filed this week, lawyers for Gawker Media asked for a new trial or for the amount in damages awarded to the former pro wrestler be vacated or drastically reduced. Hogan sued Gawker after it posted a video of him having sex with his then-best friend’s wife. Hogan said he didn’t know he was being…

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Hulk Hogan trial may be near end, with closing arguments Friday

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Jurors will hear closing arguments Friday in ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan‘s lawsuit against Gawker Media over a sex video, a Florida judge said. Judge Pamela Campbell sent the jurors home for the day Thursday while lawyers for Hogan, Gawker and media companies discussed evidence issues following lunch. Around 2 p.m., with all legal discussions ended, Campbell ended court for the day. Also on Thursday, a Florida court ruled in favor of a group of media companies that wanted documents unsealed…

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Woman who had sex with Hulk Hogan testifies in privacy trial

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The woman who had sex with Hulk Hogan on video testified Wednesday that she didn’t know their encounter was being filmed and said she was very upset that her then-husband had recorded the encounter. The jury in the Hulk Hogan civil trial on Wednesday saw Heather Cole, the ex-wife of radio personality Bubba The Love Sponge Clem, testifying via prerecorded video. In her deposition, recorded in 2015, Cole said she and Hogan had sex at least three times: once in…

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Possible jurors called for trial between Hulk Hogan, Gawker

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Just before he was about to step into a Florida courtroom Tuesday morning, former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan issued a tweet to his 1.4 million followers. “Time for the real main event! “I AM” going to slam another Giant! Hogan vrs Gawker! Watcha Gonna Do Gawker? Only Justice Brother HH.” The “main event” he was referring to? Not a wrestling smackdown, but a $100 million legal battle with a popular news website over his privacy. After years of wrangling, a…

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Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

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Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him amid a report that the wrestling star used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex tape. The 61-year-old reached out to his 1.3 million followers in a series of tweets this weekend, thanking them for their support and saying he was “overwhelmed by the love.” “I will prove who I really am,” he wrote in another tweet. Hogan’s publicist confirmed…

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