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Amid explicit details, lawyer asks Hulk Hogan if he’s embarrassed

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As testimony in Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media grew extremely explicit Tuesday, an attorney offered evidence that Hogan has publicly discussed sex and other intimate details about his life over the course of many years. The testimony included detailed references to Hogan’s sex life and sexual parts. In one audio clip from the Bubba The Love Sponge Show, the DJ and Hogan discussed the length of Hogan’s penis. Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, said that he did…

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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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Jury selection in Hulk Hogan privacy case enters 2nd day

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Jury selection entered a second day in the civil trial between pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and a popular news website. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker for $100 million for publishing a sex tape of him and the wife of a Tampa radio personality. The Tampa Bay Times reports attorneys will likely face several challenges, from Bollea’s celebrity status to jurors’ perceptions of sex, as they feud in a Pinellas courtroom to keep the six jurors, and…

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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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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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