WWE News: Hulk Hogan sues the man connected to the Gawker sex tape leak, could make WWE return soon
Hulk Hogan won his lawsuit against Gawker in March, where he was to be paid a rough $115 million by the media company, forcing them to declare bankruptcy. He was backed by the people and Peter Thiel of PayPal also funded his case against Gawker as well.
While this could mean that the WWE are ready to absorb him back into their fold once again, it also looks like the Hulkster is going all out on the case. According to the New York Post, he is now suing talent agent Tony Burton and his firm, Don Buchwald & Associates, for allegedly sending the tape to Gawker’s A.J. Daulerio.
The same report states that the second lawsuit was filed around May this year. The lawsuit further states that they conspired to extort money from Hogan and were also responsible for leaking the audio clip, which featured Hogan using racially charged remarks. Hogan originally claimed that Gawker was responsible for these remarks.
The report went on to state that Don Buchwald & Associates have recently filed papers asking the judge to rule that they are not liable to pay if Tony Burton loses the case.
The company stated that they are not obligated to defend Burton and his firm because he violated the terms of his primary and umbrella policies and therefore doesn’t qualify for coverage.
Tony Burton and his party have not yet made a comment on the situation. The full lawsuit can be seen over here
It is highly likely that Hogan will win the second lawsuit as he did the first one. However, it is still unsure what the concrete evidence of it all is, but that may very likely be cracked in the courtroom.
Given that the company filed not to pay Burton’s lawsuit may just be proof enough that they fear Hogan is on a roll and has a huge chance of winning this. Here is a clip of A.J. Daulerio, the man who leaked the sex tape to the world in the court room getting grilled.
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