News Gawker challenges Florida jury verdict in Hulk Hogan case

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    Gawker has filed a challenge in Florida court to a jury's recent decision to assess $140 million in damages after finding that the media website had violated a celebrity's privacy rights by posting a 2012 sex tape of wrestling star Hulk Hogan.

    The New York-based online outlet, which had planned to appeal, filed motions on Monday seeking a new trial, or to reverse or reduce the jury's decision.

    The case involving a longtime star of World Wrestling Entertainment has been widely followed for testing boundaries between a celebrity's privacy rights and press liberties under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in the digital age.

    Last month, a six-person jury awarded Hogan $60 million for emotional distress and $55 million for economic damages. The jury then slapped another $25 million in punitive damages on the company and its publisher and CEO, Nick Denton.

    "Gawker is now beginning the process of challenging the jury's verdict in a trial where key evidence was wrongly withheld and the jury was not properly instructed on the constitutional standards for newsworthiness," Gawker said in a statement.

    Hogan sued the website for posting a one-minute, 41-second edited video clip in 2012 featuring him having sex with the wife of his then best friend, the radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.

    The 62-year-old wrestling icon, whose legal name is Terry Bollea, testified that he did not know that their consensual tryst was being recorded when it occurred nearly a decade ago inside Clem's home.

    The jury found overwhelmingly in his favor after a two-week trial in St. Petersburg, near Hogan's home.

    "We emerged victorious once and we plan to do so again," Hogan's attorney, David Houston, said in a statement. "It is apparent Gawker is unable to accept responsibility for their actions or demonstrate any intention of correcting their behavior."
     
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    "Then Best Friend Bubba..." :giggle:

    Come on, we all know that fat fuck is getting a cut of that sweet settlement cash. This whole thing has double blue jay written all over it.
     
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    Looking forward to Gawker losing again.

    This can at least start the process of ending that shithole of a website.
     
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    The constitution sets a standard on "newsworthiness"?
     
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    Waiting for that Fuckmoney payout be like

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    Nice set of Diacos on that cricket.
     
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    As long as they pay in the millions...I don't care.
     
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    Wasn't Hulk quoted somewhere as calling the tape his "retirement"?
     
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    That was Bubba that said that to Heather
     
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    Ahhhh, thanks Limo!!!

    Whatta fukkin sak o azzholes these people are.
     
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    Hulk's getting back the settlement money he paid out to his divorce and son's accident.

    Bubba's getting back divorce settlement money to.

    Heather gets... to tell people she fucked Hulk Hogan.
     
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    I bet both she and Cowhead will get a taste.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Sack o'fuckmoney
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    Indeed!!!

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