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Gawker files for bankruptcy, to sell itself to Ziff Davis

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Gawker is filing for bankruptcy protection and will sell itself rather than pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan. The company says it plans to sell itself to publishing company Ziff Davis. Gawker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, about three months after Hogan won a lawsuit against the online gossip and news publisher. The sale will be conducted through bankruptcy court so other bidders could emerge. The New York company said in the filing that it has as…

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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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Gawker reporter testifies via video in Hulk Hogan lawsuit

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Jurors saw video testimony from a reporter for the news website Gawker, as a trial continued for a third day in the Hulk Hogan sex video lawsuit. On Wednesday morning, Gawker reporter A.J. Daulerio said that when he received the Hogan sex video in the mail it was “very amusing” and that he thought it was newsworthy. He added that he did not try to contact Hogan, the woman Hogan had sex with or the woman’s husband, prior to posting…

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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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