Jury orders Gawker to pay $115M for posting Hulk Hogan sex tape online


This may be a troubling decision from a free speech standpoint. It may set a bad precedent.

But Gawker is wrong here. If the decision puts them out of business I won’t cry.

The video, which Hogan said was made without his knowledge was of Hogan having sex with the wife of his then best friend, radio “shock jock” Bubba the Love Sponge.

One thing missing from this article: What about the woman? She counts too.

“Bubba the Love Sponge?”

[Jury Awards Hulk Hogan $115 Million in Gawker Sex-Tape Suit / Elisha Fieldstadt and Reuters / NBCNEWS.com]

Key witnesses in the case reportedly lied. Doesn’t change the privacy argument.

_Unsealed records in Hogan sex-tape case suggest witnesses may have lied / Anna M. Phillips / Tampa Bay Times

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