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A wrestler, a website and maybe a billionaire go to the mat

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Is Hulk Hogan‘s courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site? Two months after Hogan won a $140 million invasion-of-privacy verdict against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him, news reports say the pro wrestler is secretly backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, was outed as gay by a Gawker-owned website in 2007, and the Gawker…

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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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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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