Hulk Hogan suing Gawker for second time
Former WWE star Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for a second time, reports the New York Post’s Julia Marsh.
Hogan was awarded $140 million in March after a Florida jury found that Gawker had invaded his privacy and caused him emotional distress by publishing a portion of a sex tape featuring Hogan and the then-wife of a friend. Gawker later filed two motions in court appealing the decision of the jury.
The new lawsuit is regarding the leaking of tapes relating to Hogan’s racist tirade about his daughter Brooke’s boyfriend from 2007. In addition to Gawker, Hogan is also reportedly going after a group of Florida residents for supposedly sending at least one of the sex tape recordings to Gawker.
“This is getting ridiculous,” Gawker said in a statement. “Hulk Hogan is a litigious celebrity abusing the court system to control his public image and media coverage.
“As we’ve said before and are happy to say again: Gawker did not leak the information. It’s time for Hulk Hogan to take responsibility for his own words, because the only person who got Hulk Hogan fired from the WWE is Hulk Hogan.”
The lawsuit is for undisclosed monetary damages.