Hulk Hogan wins sex tape lawsuit against Gawker, gets awarded $115million in damages
Hulk Hogan has won his lawsuit against Gawker and has been awarded $115million in damages by a jury in Florida after the website posted a leaked sex video that showed him engaging in sexual intercourse with his best friend’s wife without his knowledge.
Gawker founder Nick Denton said outside the courthouse following the verdict; ‘Given key evidence and the most important witness were both improperly withheld from this jury, we all knew the appeals court will need to resolve the case.
‘I want to thank our lawyers for their outstanding work and am confident that we would have prevailed at trial if we had been allowed to present the full case to the jury.
‘That’s why we feel very positive about the appeal that we have already begun preparing, as we expect to win this case ultimately.’
Gawker released Hulk Hogan’s sex tape after he openly talked about it in the media. They say talking about it in the media gave them the right to release the tape because the public needed to know.