Hulk Hogan's trial against Gawker to commence next week
Former WWE superstar Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit trial against American blog Gawker is set to commence next week, with the wrestler seeking $100 million in damages from the site run by Nick Denton and Elizabeth Biers, reports allwrestlingnews.com.
The attornies of both parties discussed “logistics and jury selection” for the case, which is set to go on trial next Tuesday.
Gawker published sex tape features Hogan in compromising positions with Heather Clem, the estranged spouse of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge. The video seems to suggest that Bubba was well aware of the unfolding of events, and can even be heard on the tape telling the pair to ‘do their thing’.
Hogan later appeared on shock-jock Howard Stern’s show to discuss the tape, saying: "it was a bad choice and a very low point"
"I was with some friends and made a wrong choice. It has devastated me, I have never been this hurt".
Hogan originally filed a lawsuit against Bubba and Clem, which was eventually settled out of court on October 29, 2012. A U.S court found that Gawker’s publication of the video did not violate any copyright laws, but Hogan’s suit against the site for defamation, loss of privacy, and emotional pain still stands.